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Minstrel in the Gallery 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Mike Tupper, 1990
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Submitted By: Michael Kimm on Jun 9, 2007
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Description 

Starts between A Day in the Life and Yaak Crack, next to a small tree. A bouldery start leads to a very thin and very sustained overhung face. The holds get bigger and the wall steeper as you go. 5.12a if you start off the shelf behind.


Protection 

Bolts to Chain Anchors.



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Me leading Minstrel in the Gallery.  It seemed as though a hold was missing about half-way up on the right.  I was able to do a crimpy sequence to the left at that point, which still felt like 12a/b. <br /> <br />Starting from the ground is quite fun and highly recommended.
Me leading Minstrel in the Gallery. It seemed as ...
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Michael Kimm works Minstrel at an empty Gallery.
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By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jan 27, 2011
rating: 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b

On 1/27/11, the LVCLC with support from the ASCA replaced the first pro bolt on this route with a 1/2 x 2.75" SS 5-piece.

On 1/29/11, the LVCLC with support from the ASCA replaced the second to last pro bolt on this route with a 1/2 x 3.75" 5-piece bolt. The anchors were also replaced with 1/2 x 5" SS 5-piece bolts and equipped with mussy hooks.

By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Nov 18, 2013
rating: 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b

fantastic route, definitely harder than the Prophet and Tour De Pump. stays with you the whole way, but if you can make it to the one big jug on the route and get some back, you can probably clip the chains.

edit: upon further reflection, this thing is pretty damn hard for .12b, so i'll tick it up to .12b/c. if you're short and have to use the intermediates, it's definitely .12c.