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King of Kings 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Galen Howell, John Jackson
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Submitted By: Ben Sachs on Jun 4, 2009

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Description 

A classic route that climbs a very unique sloping ramp. The first pitch (50') is pumpy the whole time and has great rock quality. There is a 2nd pitch that goes at 5.11- I believe, but it rarely gets done.

IMHO, a glaring omission from Selected Climbs, which ironically features a full-page photo of this route but no description.

Location 

Right end of Lower HB. Supposedly is always dry.

Protection 

3 bolts and some small-med cams for the 1st pitch. Bolted Anchor. 2nd pitch pro and anchor is unclear.


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Christian getting it done on P2, King of Kings.
Christian getting it done on P2, King of Kings.

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By Edward Medina
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From: Brighton, CO
Jun 7, 2009

FA: Galen Howell, John Jackson
By Phoffmann
May 29, 2011

A perfect 00 TCU protects the very last hard move.
By TomCaldwell
From: Clemson, S.C.
Jun 16, 2014

I don't own the 00, but a 3 ballnut worked very well here. Hard to see from below, but the placement is much deeper. The gold ballnut is rated to 8kN, which makes you really happy for that last section. Also got a tricam in the horizontal before.
By BigCountry
Aug 25, 2014
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Such a good route and solid for the grade. Thanks for the ball nut beta Tom that worked perfect for me