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Struggling Man 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Boone Speed, Bill Boyle
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Submitted By: Neal Carroll on Oct 12, 2004

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Cody preparing for the hard 12a crux.

Located in a National Forest Fee Area MORE INFO >>>

Description 

Easy climbing (sporty at one point...so don't be overly cavalier) on jugs leads to a bulge with small holds on nice rock. This is the crux. Some odd crablike climbing gets you back to the left and the chains of Running Woman.

Someone added a bolt up and right from the crux, so you can cross onto Division.

Protection 

6 bolts, chain anchors.

Location 

This route is on the west face of the crag and located one route left of Division (5.12a).

This line shares the first bolt with Division and the first three bolts with Running Woman (.11a). Someone put in a two-bolt direct start of dubious quality for this route...do the original and don't get confused.


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Cody Starting the crux. Spoiler alert! (cross over...
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By James Yates
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Jun 7, 2013

I tried this climb for the first time last week. Granted it was at the end of the day, and I had done several other 11's (including two laps on division) before.... I thought it was very solid for the grade. It felt much harder than division and dare I say felt harder to me than Isotoner Moaner. To each his own but this felt like the hardest 12a that I have tried up AF. I will speculate a little more on the grade when I go back fresh for the send.
By Anson Call
From: Provo, UT
Jun 21, 2014

Agree with James. Got totally shut down on the crux of this line, then went over to Liquid Oxygen and floated it no problem. Maybe I'm missing some beta, but the crux just felt really thin...
By KipHenrie
From: centerville, utah
Sep 10, 2014
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

Pretty dang hard. Getting to the crux is a festival of jugs put there on purpose to wear you out. Working with Jon on it we were doing the crux differently both thinking our way was the easiest - I didn't use the side pull. Balancy and thin. There are some good (blind) footholds but they hide themselves really well when you are pumped. Get on it and don't give up! Struggling Man - the perfect name. We put an extended draw on the last bolt which helped. Also a long draw on bolt 4.