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YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Kirk Miller? (before bolts?)
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Submitted By: Orphaned on Oct 10, 2007

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My first lead, shaking out right above the crux (t...


This is the left-most route. Some people whine about its existence, but what else are you going to do, drive farther? The crux is getting off the ground with scary ground fall potential.


quickdraws, 2BA

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By Dave Wachter
May 25, 2008

Actually harder than the route just to the right (especially the start, which is NEVER 5.9+), and much poorer quality. Best to skip it.
By Nick Manke
From: Edgewood, NM
Oct 28, 2008

The start to this one will take you by surprise. Like others I'd say this move is more challenging than any of the moves on the area favorite just to the right.
By Robin
From: Albuquerque, NM
Jun 1, 2009

Not reccommended. Dirty, slopey and often full of water. First time I did it I thought it was supposed to be a 5.8. It is NOT a 5.8.
By Jarred Cleerdin
Jun 10, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Its worth running up. Good foot work will make the starting moves static and feel about 5.9 if your throwing for that first good hold a couple feet up from the lip you are probably not being very creative with your side pulls and footwork.
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