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Seem to Seam 

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

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: [approx 1989 Tom Hanson]
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Submitted By: Luc Gruenther on Nov 4, 2002

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On the same piece of rock as Bat Face (below the powerlines), just a few feet left and around the corner, is this fun and powerful, south-facing route. Start on top of the boulder, where you can clip the first bolt, then literally jump to the two slopey start holds. Crank through the sweet, technical, powerful moves to a decent rest in the middle of the route. Avoid using the arete to the far right of the bolts. Finish up with another steep section of rock.

The route is extremely well protected. If you want to toprope the route, the anchors are easily accessed via the north rim of the canyon. Walk east (climber's right) 50-75 yards to access the rim via easy 5th class rock, or go west (climber's left) a short distance and scramble to the top.

In the picture below, Seem to Seam is on the most obvious orange face of rock.


5 bolts to 2-bolt anchor at the lip.

Photos of Seem to Seam Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Now what!?
Now what!?
Rock Climbing Photo:
Rock Climbing Photo: Toproping it just trying to work the moves.
Toproping it just trying to work the moves.
Rock Climbing Photo: Soaking up the sun on this killer route.
Soaking up the sun on this killer route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Got it!
Got it!

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From: Englewood, CO
Mar 10, 2003

Awesome climb with a fun start. Tried this route a couple of times 'bout 3 years ago and couldn't pull past the 1st ledge. Did it on top rope last weekend and got half way before i had to take. Great climb, can't wait to link it up!
By Darin Lang
Jun 3, 2003

I could have saved myself a lot of trouble by reading the "jump to the sloping holds" beta *before* I tried the route. Any start that doesn't involve a jump seems significantly more difficult than 12a. Really cool line with good rock, tricky, sequential moves, and nice position. Perhaps one of these days I'll be able to link it up.

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