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Mask of the Red Death 

YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c [details]
FA: Mark Hathaway
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Submitted By: jbak on Mar 28, 2006

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Trying to maintain in the pumpy section above the ...


A one sequence wonder (but a heck of a sequence) leading to an enduro section. Easy but good at the end. Slightly overhanging, crux holds are half to full pad.


Left side of the rock just right of the Obscured By Clouds dihedral and the Aurora Blues arete. Cleanest blankest section of rock with a well defined plate at mid-height.



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A pre-gray JB attacking the crux in 1995.  Photo b...
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By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Jan 28, 2010

i think that's fine.
By 1Eric Rhicard
Jan 30, 2010

Pretty sure that bolt is fine. Fell on it a bunch this spring. It spins because it is a rawl 5 piece. These bolts did this a lot even a short time after they were installed. Try tightening it down but I wouldn't replace it for another 20 years or so. If you do decide to replace it, you should check out how to do it as these can be pulled and the hole reused. Search mp.com and you will see how people pull them.
By jbak
Jan 30, 2010

I would say --> talk to Hathaway before you do anything.
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