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Return of the Headhunters 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c

   
Type: Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Rick Thompson, Bob D'Antonio, 1999
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Submitted By: Brandon Schirm on Oct 3, 2007
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Ian Achey enters the crux.

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Description 

The crux on this one is halfway up, but small edges and pockets save you after the crux.


Location 

This is the first route on Spiney Ridge.


Protection 

6 bolts, two bolt anchor.



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By lbishop
From: Durango, CO
Mar 17, 2008
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c

This climb, like so many others on Spiney, is awesome! Powerful moves down low lead to a good stance below the crux. Small crimps and very thin feet get you past the business and the climbing backs off above.

By gordwah
From: colorado
Jan 14, 2012

Great route you can go out left at the crux around the 4th bolt and get a jug and rest better. However, this hold could fall off.

By Jordan Hirro
From: Colorado Springs/Glenwood Spri
Nov 9, 2013

Pretty good route! The crux definitely at the 4th bolt.... I've seen people head out left to the arete and then cut across (which definitely cheats the crux of the climb) but is possible! If you wish to stay direct, crimp and smear your way up (on minimal) feet to good good matching crimp and finish with easier climbing!