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Racial Tension 

YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Tom Wezwick, Ed Romback, Chris Kessler and Karl Kiser
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Submitted By: Monomaniac on Sep 17, 2007

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Near the crux


This technical line ascends the wide black streak right of Roadside Distraction. This route is a waterfall when it rains, so keep that in mind. The route begins with an easy scramble up chossy ledges, before rearing up to near vertical. Long reaches between good crimps ascend the mossy wall to a crux near the top. Fortunately virtually all of the key holds have been scrubbed free of moss, so the route is not as mossy as it appears.


Ascends the wide black streak right of Roadside Distraction


5 bolts with a 2 bolt anchor (count is off in Jemez Rock).

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By Karl Kiser
Apr 2, 2008

FA by Tom Wezwick, Ed Romback, Chris Kessler and Karl Kiser.