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Short Circuit 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Rhodes, Barnes, 1989
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Submitted By: Guy H. on Sep 20, 2006

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After the dyno start and heading up with the kitch...

Description 

This line is only 5.10a after you reach the first jug. At 6'4", you can just make the first move static. After the first move, which is protected by a bolt, follow fun patina face climbing protected by finger sized cams. A couple bolts protect the middle section, but save a .75 camalot to protect the moves to the anchors.

This would be a 4 star route, except for the height dependent first move.

Location 

This is the third route from the right, but the second route which has some bolts.

Protection 

Finger sized cams to #1 camalot


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Tyson, with all points off...whats not to like <br />
Tyson, with all points off...whats not to like
The final moves to the chains.  Great finish.
The final moves to the chains. Great finish.
such great rock!
such great rock!
Notice the starting jug at the start.  This is the one you will have to dyno to, if you are under 6 foot.
Notice the starting jug at the start. This is the...
A big jump to crimps and jugs is the name of the game
A big jump to crimps and jugs is the name of the g...
My favorite route on the wall, and a easy tick if your looking to get your first 10
My favorite route on the wall, and a easy tick if ...
Just after the fun jump start.
Just after the fun jump start.

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By Wavey
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 25, 2007

great route. 4 stars because of the opening move. must do.
By Thayne aka TR
From: provo utah
May 11, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

this was the best climb of the trip!
By Brian G
Jul 7, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Really fun route. It ate up stoppers!
By cerickson
From: Portland, OR
Aug 20, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I reached the first move statically (I'm 6'1), and so did my climbing partner - with much more effort - at 5'8. Even if you have to leap for it, it's amazing.
By Buddy
Jun 25, 2012

Forgot to read the comments or check the guidebook before climbing this route. Saw some bolts and went for it. Ended up running it out until I was able to traverse a little link up with Live Wire. Then ran that out for a ways from the last bolt to the top. All in all, fun routes!!
By bmdhacks
Sep 27, 2012

Note that even the shortest of people can get to the first hold by tugging on the first bolt. I did it to test the hold before stepping back down and making the jump. The rest of the climb is quite fun. A note to timid leaders such as myself: I placed a lot of gear, around 6 pieces from .75 C4 on down, so bring enough if you want to sew it up.
By RBeers
Aug 4, 2013

how hard is the move of the boulder without grabbing the draw or jumping??
By twellman
Aug 16, 2013

Crazy opening move (wouldn't want to miss... you'd certainly come back down onto the boulder) and fun easier climbing to the top.
By Jaren Watson
From: Rexburg, Idaho
Aug 21, 2013

I also neglected to read the description here and found myself feeling relieved that the climbing was indeed only 10a. Awful lot of space between those bolts. Regardless, a great line.
By Daniel Nelson
From: Jackson, WY
Jun 12, 2014

This climb is super fun; novelty start is awesome then incredible huge juggy patinas to a tricky right-traverse finish above your last piece. One of my top 3 favs at the City.