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Prymal Instinct 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 115'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
FA: Jim Scott, EFR,'12
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: 1Eric Rhicard on Apr 9, 2012

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Jesse taking what he calls the Mr. Clean pose.
Portions of the approach and cliffs of this area are on private land. MORE INFO >>>

Description 

70M rope required. This route used to have a hard seam start but now after some thick vegetation died you can avoid this to the right. Above is some steep crack through the bulge above the break, a testy sequence up the orange face and an incredible finish. Unfortunately the big ledge and the easy slab in the middle break it up a bit so it isn't sustained enough for another star. A couple of longer quickdraws are nice to have above the crack bulge section. Once you reach the dihedral near the top an obligatory Mr. Clean pose facing out from the wall almost guarantees the ascent.


Location 

Ten to fifteen feet right of the start of Pre-op Therapy.


Protection 

Bolts



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Jesse Schultz getting the coveted second ascent.
Jesse Schultz getting the coveted second ascent.
Jesse at the start of the climb.
BETA PHOTO: Jesse at the start of the climb.
Jesse getting into the business on the orange headwall.
Jesse getting into the business on the orange head...
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