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Seams Like A Climb 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 55'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: EFR,JSt,'13
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: 1Eric Rhicard on Mar 24, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: Bolt-line for Seams like a climb

Description 

A knee bar makes the first clip easy and protects the first hard section. The rest of the climb is pretty moderate and leads to a fun right arching layback section through the final bulge.


Location 

Start at the right edge of a small roof band that is about 8 feet off the ground


Protection 

Bolts



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By Eric Sophiea
Nov 17, 2013

*Rock Fall Warning! Belay with Helmet!* Climbing is fun but rock quality kills a lot of the fun. I exploded a key hold above the final bolt before the anchors. This finish is now a bit more challenging. Also kicked a hold off between the fourth and fifth bolt that will make clipping the bolt considerably harder for People under 5'5". I cleaned off everything that I could after breaking these two holds. Sorry, my fat ass was destroying all the rock today.

By Andrew Nelson
Nov 18, 2013

Climbing after Eric, I would say this climb is still easily a 9+. His exploding hold didn't change the climb particularly. Fun route I thought, especially at the beginning, but definitely lots of loose rock! A safer climb though after his cleaning.