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Swank Nostalgia 

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

   
Type: Sport, 1 pitch, 155'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Louie Anderson, 2005
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Submitted By: veritus on Nov 17, 2008
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Description 

This is a great extension to Nostalgia (5.11c) and it's a rope stretcher. The crux comes at about bolt 16 or 17 with pretty small crimps that lead up to a juggy finish - just look for all of the glued feet and crimps.

Since this route is over 100' long it's common to L-P-L to get down - lower down to the midpoint anchors, pull your rope, and then lower again/rap to the ground (works with a 60m rope).


Location 

The extension to Nostalgia.


Protection 

21 bolts, chains



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By RNclimber
From: Riverside, Ca
May 8, 2012
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a

Really fun movments. Extension can be broken down into sections which makes this a soft 12a. A no hands rest awaits after the anchor to nostalgia and a few more spots above. I've alway wanted to do this climb and finally did it yesterday with strong wind gust. A highly recommended route for 12a.

By Kazu Watanabe
From: Irvine, CA
Feb 10, 2014

A very good route. I thought there is a distinctive crux in the extension. Can be TRed with an 80-m rope with some stretch.