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Rap Bolters are Weak 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Paul Borne & Dave Mayville, 1989
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Submitted By: peachy spohn on Apr 5, 2008

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Serious techy face crimps on exfoliating J-Tree sl...


The route has beautiful position and this is its best quality. The moves are fun too, especially up higher, but some of the crucial crimps through the crux tend to be a little brittle. Good foot work, strong fingers, and good sequence reading all help you up this route, but the final bulge adds enough pump to remind you that endurance is always useful too.


This route is located on the West face of the Sport Challenge Rock and is about 25 feet right of Sphincter Quits. It climbs the brownish pillar and starts on top of a large boulder lodged against the wall.



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Serious techy face crimps on exfoliating J-Tree slab! What could be better?
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By Drewsky
Dec 13, 2008

Per the brittleness of the climb: I seem to recall a clipping hold at the 2nd or 3rd bolt with a good amount of flex to it. It would certainly deposit one on the deck if one were to pull it off while clipping. Otherwise, cool route.

By Jens K.
From: San Diego, CA
Mar 3, 2014

Fun climb!

By rich magner
From: cathedral city, ca
May 6, 2014

brittle and sharp. Bring extra skin.