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The Main Amphitheater
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Accidental Tourist, The T 
Alligator Sex Farm T,S 
Black and Tan T 
Broken Chain T 
Could Be Worse T 
Counter Curse T 
Dark and Stormy T 
Dark Arts T 
Darkest Hour T 
Death and Taxes T 
Fade To Black T 
False Prophet T 
Fierce Invalids T 
Gemini Dragonfire T 
Lakshmi Singh T 
Logic Bomb T,S 
Lord Humongous T 
Pressure Drop T,S 
Pyrokinesis T 
Rough Around the Edges T 
Speaking In Tongues T 
Sphere of Influence T 
There Will Be Blood T 
Walking Far From Home T 

Pressure Drop 

YDS: 5.12+ French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12+ French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Kyle Edmonson, JJ Schlick
New Route: Yes
Season: Spring, summer, fall
Page Views: 648
Submitted By: JJ Schlick on May 5, 2011

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Description 

This is one of the most aesthetic lines in the Amphitheater when viewed from below. Start as for Rough Around the Edges, but where that route breaks off right, continue straight up. There is a #1 BD in a pod by the break before the steep climbing and the bolts begin.

The upper portion of the route is both burly and sequential, and offers several hard boulder problems stacked on top of each other sectioned off by adequate shakes. Follow bolts through the stunning obtuse dihedral. If you can...

One can traverse from the Rough Around the Edges anchor to the Pressure Drop anchor via a two bolt traverse.


Location 

Middle of the Main Amphitheater. Right of Death and Taxes, and shares start with Rough Around the Edges.


Protection 

Single set of TCUs, cams to 2", wires.



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By Toast with Butter
From: Tempe, AZ
Oct 27, 2013
rating: 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b

Quite tricky to decipher, awesome to send. Great, new-school movement on solid and positive holds. Two distinct boulder cruxes with decent rests before, in between, and after.

By JJ Schlick
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From: Flagstaff, AZ
Nov 1, 2013

It's cool to see you guys having such a good time whilst tearing it up down there!