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The Decider 

YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Stu Ritchie
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Submitted By: T. Kieser on May 9, 2006

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Description 

I am "The Decider" says GWB. Well, that is another demonstration of just how well our Prez speaks English! I know immigrants both legal and illegal who would not make such a grammatical error! Is there anyone out there still like this guy?

Mantle past the first bolt on steep ground, dance through some thin face, take a break on a small ledge, side-pull up more face and crank a small roof at the top! Very Cool!


Location 

Look for the climb just right of Persistent Vegetative State.


Protection 

13 QDs ought to get you there.



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By Drew Allan
From: Denver/Aspen
Jul 1, 2006

As mentioned with the route to the right, The Decider also needs to clean up a tad. That should happen with traffic. You may want a long sling at the 8th bolt as you traverse left and then back right to the final roof. It has a two move crux and is not too demanding above or below that point. Not the same quality rock as the new routes to the left (BA & BG).

By TBD
Jul 4, 2006
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

The good rail just below the first bolt is a tad hollow. Consider clipping the first bolt prior to cranking on this hold.

By Ron Olsen
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 4, 2006
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

Insecure, committing move past the 7th bolt and a difficult 8th clip. Don't blow the clip or you'll hit the flake you were standing on at the 7th bolt. At the upper overhang, it's easier to go around to the right than straight up.

There are 11 bolts on the route.

By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Aug 23, 2006
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

So-so climbing. Not bad, not great- just mileage.

By kevin fox
From: parker
May 28, 2007

I liked this route....

By Crag Dweller
From: New York, NY
Sep 30, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I thought this was a fun, casual route. Moderate climbing with a couple spots that are easy 10ish and well protected. This would be a good route for someone breaking into the 10 range in CCC.

As others have said, yard on that rail below the first bolt at your own risk. That block of rock isn't always going to be there.

And, it wouldn't be a bad idea to put a long or extended draw on the bolt just before you get to the roof. I didn't and found myself dealing with quite a bit of rope drag.