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Atheist Childhood S 
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July Jihad S 
Last Starfighter, The S 
Ocean of Terror S 
Shaared S 
Unsubstantiated Propaganda S 


YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Fort Collins Climbers & Greg Hand
New Route: Yes
Season: Afternoon Shade
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Submitted By: FCJohn on Jul 28, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: An early ascent of Shaared. Photo:Brian W.


A dandy of a route that is on par with the other fine routes on the Ark. Shaared climbs a shallow dihedral with cool position, laybacks, ring locks and iron chert crimps.

You'll encounter two cruxes, but save your technique for the last few moves before the chains.

Thanks to Aaron Huey for shaaring his anchor bolts with the FA team.


Currently the leftmost climb on the back side of the ark, immediately to the left of Joy of Heresy. Starts in a shallow right facing dihedral.


11 bolts to chains

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By Pat Mac
From: Tempe
Jul 15, 2013
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

This is an awesome rock climb. It doesn't get much traffic but wonderful to climb. Solid rock! DO IT!

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