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Planned Obsolescence 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, Chipped, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Gary Henning 2011
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Submitted By: andiran on Feb 21, 2012

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This route climbs up the area where the brown rock begins to transition to gray rock. A little chossy.

Beginning leaders might be better off climbing the 5.10a route Made To Order to the right of this one.


Second route from the left, between Fun Factory (5.7) and Made To Order (5.10a).


6 bolts to double ring anchors. Shares anchors with Fun Factory.

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By C Miller
Mar 18, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

So-so climbing on intriguing rock with all of the bolts a bit too far right.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Apr 16, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Very challenging for a 5.9. The bolts maybe too far right, but the rock is excellent and the movement fun.
By Hanzel
Apr 28, 2015

A difficult 5.9, felt like a 5.10a. Some fun movements yes. A couple of the chipped holds can hide out of sight while climbing around the middle section, but they are there. Just go for it. Adequate bolt placement.
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