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Purple Shark 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Andy Marquardt
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Submitted By: Aimee Rose on Mar 30, 2006

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the cruiser section


Technical low crux to no hands rest to fun roof moves.


This route starts on the arete and goes left. It had purple bolt hangers as of Fall 2005.


6 bolts

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entering the real crux
entering the real crux
ammon belaying, getting up to lower crux
ammon belaying, getting up to lower crux
Air time.
Air time.
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By Andrew Ryder
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Nov 7, 2007

Only six bolts, and Mussy Hooks at the top. The low crux is bouldery and intimidating (have a good spot to the first bolt), the arÍte section is a blast, and there's definite big-air potential if you exit the upper roof moves. Great exposure, too. Awesome!

By KyleK2
From: Phx/Flg AZ
Oct 3, 2012

A little bit of history. This route was bolted ground up drilling on stance and hooks except for the last bolt. After taking some whips trying to drill the last bolt, Drew finally succumbed to rap bolting the last bolt. The last hanger was painted purple with yellow teeth around the carabiner hole to resemble a sharks mouth.