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Killer Pillar 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Alan Nelson, 1993.
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Submitted By: Ramin Jamshidi on Jan 1, 2001

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  • Description 

    This is a good warmup route with a decidedly different character from its neighbor Mirthmobile (10a). It serves up a sampling of slopers, stemming, pinches, and jams. Pretty fun.


    5 cold shuts to an anchor of 2 bolt anchor (no longer shared with Mirthmobile).

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    Mary Tashkin getting in a bit of fun before work.
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    Rock Climbing Photo: Mark almost half way up Killer Pillar.
    Mark almost half way up Killer Pillar.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Mark nearly to the anchors!
    Mark nearly to the anchors!

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    By Peter Beal
    From: Boulder Colorado
    Jul 30, 2001

    I saw someone take a wild pendulum fall off the top of this. Fortunately no serious injuries. Alan Nelson, if you read this, have you ever thought about adding a separate anchor and another bolt to straighten out the line?
    By Peter Beal
    From: Boulder Colorado
    Aug 24, 2001

    Thanks to Alan's work and generosity, this route is much better. I would nominate it for two stars and would recommend it along with the other two 5.10s. Thanks again, Alan, and great job.
    By Steve Woods
    Mar 13, 2005

    I gave this two stars. I thought it was a good sustained warmup.
    By chris deulen
    From: Merriam, Kansas
    Feb 20, 2006

    Pretty sure this is 5 cold shuts. Maybe it's just me, but I thought this was a classic, albeit short, climb. The movement is brilliant; the rock incredible. Any aspiring 5.10 climber should get on it. Also, I thought it was 10+, and far better than the two 10s to the left.
    By Ben Cassedy
    From: Denver, CO
    Mar 31, 2011
    rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

    Yeah, I actually liked this quite a bit better than the other 10s right here. Can't really put my finger on why; I guess it was the above-mentioned variety of holds and movement.

    Also, I cleaned this on rap and felt it would have been a lot easier to clean while lowering.

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