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Javelin, The 
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The Javelin 

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

Type:  Sport, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Gordon Briody 1995
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Submitted By: ScottH on Sep 27, 2006
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The Javelin ascends an obvious and striking flake on the right side of the Special Spot. Pleasant moves up the initiala face lead to steep, extended laybacking and underclinging to the top of the flake.


Bolts. You may want an optional 3" piece, or smaller gear down low. However, I found the bolting quite reasonable without any gear.

There is a bolted chain anchor on top. The bolts are good, but the chain is configured in a dangerous way. It is backed up with slings. Consider bringing some webbing to replace these slings as they age.

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By Rafe
May 5, 2009
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

Sick route. Such a cool feature. The lieback is super positive but the clips are slightly awkward unless you clip at your waist. I would recommend a #3 though. If you blow your first lieback clip without a #3 placement, or even fall on your way to it, you're gonna hit the low angle slab below.

By Keenan Waeschle
From: Bozeman, MT
Feb 8, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

sketched myself out on the upper lieback, next time I'll bring a number 4 C4 and walk it up, the 3 that I had was totally tipped out. route's frickin awesome.