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The Mauling 

M8

   
Type:  Sport, Mixed, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus: M8 [details]
FA: Rob Griz and Elias Martos
New Route: Yes
Season: Year-round
Page Views: 636
Submitted By: Rob Griz on Mar 30, 2011

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Elias trying not to get mauled.

Description 

This route begins under a massive roof with a burly start, and works up into a shallow, left-facing corner (possible rest). Continue up overhanging terrain, trending slightly left. Following the same amazing crack system to the top, clawing your way past 2 more roofs. Step left on to the ledge with 2 ring anchors. Sustained and fun, it is well-protected (almost too much so) and climbs a little like Amphibian. It is possible to do a Figure 9 to work over the first roof. The first few moves are the hardest, after that it eases off a bit on great holds. It is becoming one of the best drytool routes in Vail!

Location 

You will find this route approximately 10m left of the large Grotto. It is best viewed when just East of it, looking up West. You can't miss the fixed gear.

Protection 

9 bolts (all but the first have fixed draws), 2 ring anchor on top.


Photos of The Mauling Slideshow Add Photo
Elias leading thru the first roof crux.  The Grott...
Elias leading thru the first roof crux. The Grott...
Griz pulling the 3rd roof on the FA.  Gives an ide...
BETA PHOTO: Griz pulling the 3rd roof on the FA. Gives an ide...
Elias shaking it out and working through the secon...
Elias shaking it out and working through the secon...
Fine footwork will get you through the start.
Fine footwork will get you through the start.

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By Noah8000
From: Vail, CO
Apr 16, 2012
rating: M8

Awesome route that climbs very well. Get on it!