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Renaissance Sector
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Asian Whore S 
Big City Girl S 
City Girl S 
Renaissance Man T,S 
Renaissance/ Lower Rosie S 
Ring Around The Rosie S 
Whole Lotta Rosie T 

Renaissance Man 

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

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Mike Tupper
New Route: Yes
Season: any
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Submitted By: Mike Tupper on Jan 5, 2014

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Description 

Start up Renaissance past 5 bolts, bring cams .5 to 2" for the next 25 feet. After the crux of "Rosie" lean right and clip the bolt step right 15 feet and finish on pocket full of posies.

Protection 

bolts and gear ..5 to 2"


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By DisturbingThePeace
From: Albuquerque, NM
May 15, 2014

Sounds like this is the same route as "Whole Lot of Rosie"?? I guess this is probably the correct name since Mike Tupper added it.
By George Perkins
From: Los Alamos, NM
May 15, 2014

Here's my take on the routes in this section. (I have an old and incomplete route list from before the area was posted here, not as helpful as MP.com but I will forward to you via fb; I'm not sure of its original author. It lists the 2 climbs separately). I haven't climbed the extensions but I did try to make sense of it as I was a little confused when I climbed here.
There are just 2 independent lines that start at the ground:
-Renaissance/ Lower Rosie (5.10-) is the left bolted crack start, 6 bolts
-Asian Whore (5.8) is the right bolted face start, 4 bolts
These essentially go to a shared anchor at 40'.

From the level of this anchor, there are 3 extensions, which (I think) end at the same upper anchor:
-Whole Lotta Rosie (5.11+): follows the left crack all the way up (bring gear for this, plus the 6 lower bolts).
-Renaissance Man (5.12-): follows the left crack a ways (bring gear for this), then cuts right across the slab (passing 1 bolt) to join the top of the right extension (thus bypassing its 5.13 crux), 15 bolts total + gear. You can see the link-up bolt about a body-length above the climber in this photo.
-Ring Around The Rosie (5.13): the steep all-bolted arete above the anchor, 17 bolts. (The description posted above is calling this "Pocket Full of Posies".)
For the first 2 extensions, it's probably better to use the left (Lower Rosey) start, and don't clip the 40' anchor (it will be obvious not to).

If this is right, this climb "Renaissance Man" should be listed right of "Whole Lotta Rosey", left of "Ring around the Rosey" in the route list.

Whew. Hope this helps. There's a decent chance I'm wrong, and I'd welcome any corrections/clarifications, of course. (Mike, Ed, Rich, or Aaron likely knows better than I do.) Post up what you find out!
By Jason Halladay
Administrator
From: Los Alamos, NM
May 16, 2014

Thanks for the input guys. For the time being, I've sorted Renaissance Man as George suggested (right of "Whole Lotta Rosey", left of "Ring Around the Rosey"). If any of the Standby Shack regulars have a correction, please comment.