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Liquid Jesus 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
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Submitted By: ttriche on Dec 26, 2006

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If a sport climb can be classic, this one surely is. A HUGE reach down low leads to continuous vertical edge pulling to the anchors. Great route, well bolted, and most of all, tremendously fun.


Look for a massive reach to a bucket above an orange overhang amidst the other bolted routes on the lower face of the Rock of Ages. This is where Liquid Jesus begins.


Bolts, about a dozen if memory serves

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By ShortTimer
May 3, 2007
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

I would dearly love to see an 11a climber that can get up Liquid Jesus. It was rated 11d in the old guide but I would be willing to knock that down one grade to 11c if one must.
By ttriche
From: Altadena, CA
Jul 30, 2007

Wow. No wonder that reach felt hard.

Here I just figured that all the other 11a sport climbs I'd done were horribly soft...
By Kris Solem
From: Monrovia, CA
Jun 14, 2011
rating: 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a

Solid for 5.11c. About 7 bolts.

I think the crux is not the reach move down low, but rather some thin technical moves through the dark band about halfway up.

Fun moves on fine rock.
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