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Pull the Plug 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 125'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Sam Lightner, Forest Dramis, Kyle Mills, August 2006
New Route: Yes
Season: Spring Summer Fall
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Submitted By: Sam Lightner, Jr. on Jul 29, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: The southwest face of Swift Creek Spire


This is a very good limestone sport climb. The route has had only two ascents, so little bits of the surface will be breaking off (as they do on all new-dolomite/limestone climbs in the US, but after a few ascents it will be as clean as can be.
Start the route in an alcove on the southwest face. Move up and right over some loose rock for 15 feet, then onto the proper face. Climb this overhainging wall for 120 feet to the summit, passing a 15 bolts and a rap anchor (part way up) on the way.
Warning: A 70 meter rope only BARELY reaches the ground when rapping from the summit. ITs best to belay on top, lower your partner, and then do the two raps down (From top and halfway station). A 60 meter is no where near the bottom.


The southwest face of the spire.


16 quickdraws
Note the warning above

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By Conor Raney
From: Pinedale, WY
Oct 21, 2009

One of my all time favorites!!!!

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