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Partners In Crime 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: FA: Chris Cooper, K. Rajala 1976 FFA: Randy Atkinson, Anders Ourom 1978
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Submitted By: Mike fenice on Jul 20, 2006

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Casey above the crux and into the beautiful finger...

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This climb starts slightly down the hill from Penny Lane and Crime of the Century. I think this might be harder then Crime of the Century?

climb a thin crack up to a layback flare or jam straight in, either way it's hard. The crux is the bulge 30 feet up.


Thin finger sized gear

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Dana in the crux of Partners in Crime.
Dana in the crux of Partners in Crime.

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By Jay Knower
From: Campton, NH
Feb 26, 2007
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

This might have a few moves that are harder than any found on Crime of the Century, but it is nowehere near as sustained, in my opinion.
By Peter Spindloe
From: North Vancouver, BC
Apr 4, 2007

Just a few additions. If the bottom is wet, which it often is, you can start on the face just left of the crack and traverse in. Protection widens to thin hands near the top, so bring more than just finger-sized pieces. A great climb.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jul 2, 2007
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

definitely not harder than Crime, although the crux is a bit weird and insecure, unlike Crime. great route, though- and alot longer than we thought it was going to be!
By Matt Desenberg
From: North Berwick, ME
Apr 21, 2009

Great pro, very apparent crux section.
By Matt Hoffmann
From: Squamish
Sep 26, 2012
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Fun climb with a tricky start. Get past the crux early on and enjoy fun fingers to the top. Longer than it looks from the bottom.
By Mark van Eijk
Sep 14, 2015

To me this felt like the hardest lead out of the classics at penny lane (crime of the century, werewolves, climb and punishment). Quite tricky and insecure for the first 30 feet, with most placements at the back of a layback flare making them difficult to place and assess.

Much longer than it looks from the ground and the second half is very heavy on 0.5 and 0.75 camalots, multiples in these sizes are highly recommended.
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