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Not on the First Date 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

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: Jeff Mekolites on Apr 7, 2008

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Bryan on Not on the First Date.


Climb slightly overhanging terrain up and to the left. Continue working up and right to a big horizontal crack. Crimp and pimp your way through the crux ( which is slightly harder than the grade because of a broken flake), then balance your way to the anchors.


Rico Suave buttress, just to the left of Rico Suave.


Bolts and anchors.

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Jeremy Steck, climbing Not on the First Date.
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By Jeremy Steck
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 5, 2009
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

This is a really nice climb! Well worth doing if you're in the area for the others. The crux after the 4th bolt is interesting and committing on lead since the holds don't improve much as you head into the slabby section to reach the shuts and you're a decent amount off the last bolt. There's a lot of crappy holds chalked up since this is easily toproped by many after doing Rico.

4 bolts. FA: Diane Connelly, 1991
By Aeon Aki
May 24, 2011

We climbed this route during the 2011 New River Rendezvous and many people mentioned that one of the crux holds had "recently" broken making the sequence much harder than the given grade.
By Brian Adzima
From: San Francisco
Jun 19, 2012
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Chalk to the left and chalk to the right, hard to tell whats on route.
By Matt Powers
From: Madison, VA
Sep 17, 2014

Pretty sure the route climbs straight up through the thin-crimp crux, not left or right. Crux seemed tough, the rest was a breeze. It's also only like 40 or 50 feet, not 70.
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