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Rifle-esque (Chaturanga) 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Mike Freebourne
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: tim naylor on Aug 23, 2007

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Tim Naylor on Rifle-esque.
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Description 

Start off a boulder and onto the face. Go right on roof and up into .8 crack (gear), then go up to arete, a hard clip. Mike fell here from broken hold and didn't hit slab, but use caution. We wish it was rifle-esque, name goes with routes to the left. Good moves on roof to a lesser finish.


Location 

Taos Rock


Protection 

7 bolts? to single bolt anchor



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Claudia climbing above the overhanging start to a good rest on the ledge above. July 2011.
Claudia climbing above the overhanging start to a ...
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By tim naylor
Oct 11, 2009

this photo is of rifle-esque. said route has been fixed by jay. thanks

By tim naylor
Oct 11, 2009

has been fixed and is a great route. great stone.

By Jfoley
Oct 20, 2009

I only helped "Fix" this route. Kevin Ormerod did all the work, and I'd say he did more than "fix" it. As far as i know this route had been listed as unfinished. Kevin led up through the crux (where the route had previously ended) past the last bolt and FINISHED this climb, with a 2 bolt anchor at the obvious ledge above. He also relocated all but one of the original bolts. The finished route is: Chaturanga 5.11+

By Jfoley
Dec 23, 2013

The top half of this route gets a bit dirty & dusty after heavy rain but seems to stay clean if it gets brushed after the rain. It has also been confirmed now at 11+, and is actually one of the better "warm ups" for the cave routes.

By tim naylor
Feb 1, 2014

wow jay! it had been led to flat ledge before. we thought it should go even higher? it was left unfinished and put up on lead, so clipping wasn't the best but not so bad either. I am glad it is finished and am looking forward to climbing it in it's improved state.