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Deceptive Slab S 
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Easy Does It S 
Entourage, The S 
File Drawer S 
InterGalactic Fungus Pull S 
Middle Parallel Space S 
Planet Gnarler S 
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Right Parallel Space S 
Season Opener S 
Stooner's Highway S 

Season Opener 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Head Crew
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Submitted By: Paul Heyliger on Mar 16, 2006

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Just past the intitial crux.

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On the left side of Crimpfest, there is a large flake-roof that forms part of several routes on this part of the wall. Season Opener attacks the central portion of this roof. It is the fourth route from the left and just left of the obvious right-facing flake on Dave's Dilema. Power over the initial bulge on decent holds (11b) and move up on beautiful flakes to engage the thinner and steeper crux (11c). The route then eases off to typical 5.10 Crimpfest climbing, with only a puzzling bulge (that could use more traffic) giving pause.

As with nearly every route on this wall, well worth doing.


12-14 draws only.

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Rock Climbing Photo: The rest before the crux.
The rest before the crux.

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By FCJohn
From: Fort Collins, CO
Jun 8, 2009
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

This is a great route. The first crux, bulge, mantle move was fairly straight forward and the route had a few mid 11 cruxes up high on the roof. Its fun sustained climbing all the way until the top! Do this route!

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