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Wrist Ranger 

Paper Training 

YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Tim Rangitsch
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Submitted By: Brian Weinstein on May 26, 2006
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Zack Attack leading it up.

Description 

This neat little pitch is moderate hands to an awkward overhanging bulge crux at the top. It's a good route but not great due to the rock quality. Give it about a dozen more ascents to clean up and it'll be a must when heading to the area.


Location 

PT is located about 20 feet to the right of Wrist Ranger and about 3 feet next to a prominent chimney.


Protection 

Pro is hands, 2-3 inches.



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By Jeremy Nelson
From: Fort Collins, CO
Sep 17, 2007

Bolt anchors have been added to the top of this climb.

By colin tuck
From: Fairbanks
May 18, 2009

Yesterday on this route, I would say the rock quality was pretty good. One wall near the bulge was crumbling a little, but nothing to complain about.

By Chris Moore
From: Loveland, CO
Jul 18, 2011

This route seemed pretty clean as of Summer 2011, I guess it's had enough traffic. Was very fun. I totally surprised myself when I lead it clean - it was in our guidebook at 9+ which was at the top of my ability. I totally struggled up Wrist Ranger to the left which was rated at 9-. Must have just been the right size for me?

By justin hausmann
Jul 24, 2013

Felt easier to me too. Slightly easier than Wrist Ranger, 9-. You can actually plug an excellent #4 in this leaving unobstructed jams below and above. Great route.