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Liquid Oxygen 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
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Submitted By: sfotex on Jul 13, 2008

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Liquid Oxygen

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Description 

Great route - some hard moves between good pockets with the best at the end!

Location 

Route left of The Abyss.

Protection 

5 bolts/chains.


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By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Jul 14, 2008

Absoulutely incredible! You will feel like a million bucks after a send of this baby! Middle section was the toughest for me with the end just a mater of keeping it together when I was pumped.
By icsteveoh
From: salt lake city, UT
Jul 26, 2008
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

My first 12 lead so holy awesome. Just really fun to dyno to big holds and having to bite down that painful two finger pocket. Definitely tests you the whole way to the chains. Almost blew it up there.

After talking to an old timer, I guess a few big holds have fallen off of this making it harder than 12a? Food for thought.
By WasatchChic
From: Salt Lake, Utah
Aug 6, 2008

Uber classic!
By Bad Sock Puppet
Jul 18, 2009
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Probably still .12a but bouldery as hell, so I'd give it a hard .12a The crux is definitely the middle section and involves BIG moves on some really shitty holds, with the occasional bomber pocket. I agree with crisco that the last bit is nothing more than keeping it together, just don't blow it at the chains or you're in for a moderate fall. Find your feet quick cause your hands won't last long, keep moving til the chains are clipped! This one is getting a little slick.
By GoSharks
From: CA
Oct 18, 2010
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

With the right beta, this climb is 12a or even easier than that.
By bheller
From: SL UT
Oct 18, 2010

Coming from a guy who flashes V7...actually I agree though...handbag.
By skinny legs and all
From: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Jan 27, 2011
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Each hold was bigger than I expected for such a bouldery route, long pulls between holds though. I would say solid 12a once you know the sequence.
By DTM
Sep 9, 2011

Soft. Use the mono for some fun.
By KipHenrie
From: centerville, utah
Jul 22, 2012

I'm sad to take this climb off my wish list. I've been on it twice over the last few years. Both times I've injured a finger. Tendon sprains that took me out for months. For some reason this climb is too strenuous for my old fingers.
By Greg G
From: SLC, UT
Aug 12, 2012

Bad Sock - I took that fall from the finishing jug just below the chains. Not a bad fall at all really though a massive bummer I was that close to sending!
By Cowboy Roy
From: SLC, UT
Aug 27, 2012

there isn't a utah 12 that DTM doesn't think is soft , this is a solid grade holding 12a awsome route as well, go get on harder rt's bro
By Leif E
May 4, 2014
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

definitely not soft... I'd call it 12a using the ledge to left and the double jug out left, and call it a 12a/b for the direct route that involves a gaston mono... I definitely recommend the direct route, DTM is spot on with the added fun of using it!