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Rurpture 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b [details]
FA: John Ficker, Ken Akers, and Glen Dickenson, 1981
Season: fall through spring
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Submitted By: Erock on Mar 5, 2006
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Stepping up on extremely thin holds to get to the ...

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Starting the climb would be the crux although i don't think that this is a true 5.10b, the rating seems a little soft, oh well. Just don't fall after the first bolt before placing your next piece, ground out.


Location 

Start onto thin face 6 feet right of varicose, rappel off east side.


Protection 

1 bolt, small pro to .75, eyebolt/backup bolt belay.



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armin on Rurpture.
armin on Rurpture.
CM moving into the crux section
CM moving into the crux section
CM moving up to reach the much easier upper portion of the climb.
CM moving up to reach the much easier upper portio...
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By Armin
From: Arvada, CO
Jan 19, 2007
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b PG13

Greg, I would have to agree, I lead this route and did several hangs at the first bolt. Although myself and the two other people I were with said that the numb fingers from climbing in the cold made it feel like 10d. So we say 10c with warm fingers, 10d rating= numb fingers. Yellow alien fits ok for next piece near the polished melonhead hold.