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Real Gravy 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 180'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
FA: Chris Rowens, Bill Thomas
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Submitted By: Superclimber on Apr 6, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Real Gravy


This exciting and challenging climb involves multiple 5.11 sequences. Originally, it was sparsely protected by three bolts placed on lead, making it one of the boldest first accents done at Erock. Since then a few additional bolts have been added. As a result Real Gravy is now one of the Backside's better protected hard slabs. Nevertheless, there are places on this route where you must not fall. Don't blow the clip up at the second bolt. Also, long run outs should be expected on the lower angle 5.7 terrain found high on the wall.


Real Gravy is located on one of the black streaks near the center of The Shield. Look for the short horizontal crack above the overlap and below the first bolt.


Sketchy gear placements can be found on the easy terrain before the first bolt. Six bolts protect the climb. A double bolted anchor is located around 35-40 Meters. A second double bolted anchor is found at the top of the wall, approximately 50-55 Meters. There are no bolts between the two sets of anchors.

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