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Sporting the Line 

YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80', Grade V
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Able Jones, John Crawley
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: john crawley on Nov 20, 2011

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able on the first ascent

Description 

Simply put. This route is SICK! The Line shares the start of Jug a Low. Instead of continuing straight up bust right into stellar looking overhung crack. Enjoy hand friendly rock, fantastic holds and a whole lot of pump up the steep crack. Keep moving until you reach the final stem when the crack becomes less steep. The final feet of the climb rely on stemming and power to pull the finishing moves topping out the cliff.

Location 

in the main amphitheater, shares start with Jug a Low.

Protection 

doubles .3-2 and one 3


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John cleaning and checking placements 1st go, with the perfect sunset light.
John cleaning and checking placements 1st go, with...
John on the second ascent
John on the second ascent
John going for it.
John going for it.
John on the second ascent
John on the second ascent
John on the second ascent
John on the second ascent
John on the second ascent
John on the second ascent

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By Abel Jones
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Nov 21, 2011

This probably will have one bolt down low soon. For now you can traverse in from the left above the first shelf via 4+ climbing. The direct has been done but is pg-13 as is. Same beta goes for Jug-a-Low for now. We're lucky to have a crack this good in such proximity to Flagstaff. Pretty wild and steep crack climbing. Gets the latest possible sun hitting the top.

Edit: Bolt has been added at the start. It's totally safe now. Thanks John