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Polaroid 

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

   
Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: ClimbandMine on Aug 4, 2002
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Description 

Polaroid is on a buttress on the far right extreme of Falls Wall. Look for two huge ponderosa pines and the bolted arete. This stellar route climbs a bolted yellow arete. The crux is getting to the first bolt - a funky sequence to the poorly placed, high clip. After that, it's great climbing (aside from a cactus part way up). The top anchors have degraded, and only one ancient, spinning coldshut remains, so be prepared to top out if you lead it. There's sufficient cracks above to make a good top anchor, though. The anchor, cactus, and bad first bolt placement demean otherwise great climbing and result in one star.


Protection 

Draws and small pro for the top anchor if you lead it.



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By Jed Smith
From: Fort Collins, CO
Sep 5, 2011
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a R

I led this line without really exploring it too much before hand...BAD IDEA!!! As is mentioned in the description, there is a cactus halfway up, but more importantly, there is currently a whole hive of BEES living in a pocket right next to the cactus. Also, as is mentioned, the last cold shut on this thing is ready to go.