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The White Imperialist 


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Submitted By: ihategrigris on Mar 21, 2007
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  • Description 

    This east facing crag sees sun most of the day. It has the highest concentration of 5.9 - 5.10d routes in the Grassi area.


    Getting There 

    Located mid-way down the canyon, look for the vertical wall with a huge overhanging section of the right side and blocky stuff on the left.


    14 Total Routes


    ['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',9],['5.11',1],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


    Featured Route For The White Imperialist
    Evan getting into the business on Dance Me Outside.  This is a weird angle that does not really show the steepness. Photo from EE.

    Dance Me Outside 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  North America : Canada : ... : The White Imperialist
    Probably the steepest 12a in Grassi, if not all of the Bow Valley. Start on blocky moves from the top of rock at the far right of White Imperialist Wall. Move up and right to a strange almost slabby 5 ft section where any number of body smears can give you an OK rest. Then make huge moves up pocketed roof to desperation turning the lip (go deep in the pockets). Amazing and very satisfying....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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