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Killian's Dead 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Michael Komarnitsky on Jan 1, 2001

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Description 

Climb the crack running up and slightly left, just to the right of Deck Chairs on the Titanic. This is a good primer for hand jamming technique.


Protection 

Hexes, stoppers. For TR, a #7 stopper, and some medium length slings will set you right.



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Killian's Dead.
Killian's Dead.
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Steve (?) stops for a moment to smile for the camera.
Steve (?) stops for a moment to smile for the came...
Getting some gear in before it gets interesting.  Face on the left is Deck Chairs.
Getting some gear in before it gets interesting. ...
Killian's Dead showing with top rope, fun short lil' route.
BETA PHOTO: Killian's Dead showing with top rope, fun short li...
Out for a little solo climb.
Out for a little solo climb.
Tommy (over)racked and starting Killian's Dead.  A rack of cams is all you need for this one.  It is a sustained 5.6 though.
Tommy (over)racked and starting Killian's Dead. A...
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By Anonymous Coward
Jun 9, 2001

Nice little climb to do with friends that haven't climbed a lot, because you can try to crank the 3ft roof on a top rope...and your new partners get used to belaying you.

By Matt Chan
From: Boulder
Apr 8, 2004
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

I thought Killian's Dead was a lot of fun. 5.6 lead that takes good gear the whole way. There is a 6 foot section of OW that is difficult to protect, but before and after there is pro. Two ring anchor for lowering and setting TR.

By Gary Schmidt
From: Boulder, CO
Jan 9, 2005

A nice trad route but one I wouldn't recommend as a "first" 5.6 lead. Would make a nice top rope though for those who wish to practice their hand jams and get a feel for what off-widths arel like.

By Buff Johnson
Jan 19, 2006
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Fun little trad line. Taking the roof straight through instead of working the jugfest right-side offers more of a .9 (I really like this harder variant - really good crack moves); the crux .6 crack move is really committing for a lead, just trust the feet.

By Ben Helgeson
From: Denver
Jan 26, 2008

Cool to lead with trad gear, do it and then do the big dihedral....the OW provides good cam practice, and the new anchors up top make it really convenient.

By tom303
From: anchorage
Aug 21, 2011

Good exposure halfway up for such a short climb. Takes mid-sized cams very well, two bolt anchor. Extend the first piece of gear placed to minimize rope drag.

By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 5, 2011

Great climb for the grade. Solid gear all the way up.

By Hendo
From: Denver, CO
May 21, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

A little stiff for a 5.6. This has a small bulge, and it is tough to protect in the offwidth section. 5.7 in my opinion! 5.7- if it exists? It's definitely as tough as John Adam's Apple (which is to the right of this route)....

By Kurtis Anderson
Nov 7, 2013

Great 5.6 trad climb! I would agree it's a stiff 5.6; Iraqi Road is much easier for similar rating. Recommend placing the first pro (size 1 Camalot works wonders) just north of the roof, agreeing with tom303, to avoid rope drag.