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Poligrip 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6b [details]
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Submitted By: Josh Smith on Aug 28, 2011
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Description 

Can be done as either one or two pitches. The mid-way belay ledge is a fun place to chill and watch the action. The first half to the ledge is a 5.8 munge but worth the effort.


Location 

The middle route on the headwall. Shares and anchor with AMS. See beta photo.


Protection 

5 bolts on the headwall.



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By Daniel Trugman
From: Los Alamos, NM / Stanford, CA
Jul 15, 2012
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b

If climbing this in one pitch, it is helpful to do some back-cleaning and use long runners on the 5.8 approach. Whether climbed in one pitch or two, the super-steep and surprisingly technical climbing on the upper headwall is well worth the effort to get there!