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Thief in Time 

YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX British: E6 6b

Type: Sport, TR, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Chris Vandiver, Lee Sheftel
Season: year round
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Submitted By: Jason Halladay on Apr 3, 2007
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The steep face just right of Polly's Crack. Very thin, very pumpy face climbing on small holds. Supposedly grabbing the left edge of the face makes it "only" 5.12b.
Admittedly, I've never climbed this route but wanted it on MountainProject for continuity's sake. If you have better description of the route, let me know and it's all yours to post a more accurate description.


The bolted face immediately right of "Polly's Crack". Shown as route number 17 on the Overlook route topo photo.


6 bolts to bolted anchor.

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By Wa3lt
Sep 23, 2009

I could never for the life of me figure out where this route went. It's pretty hard, depending on where you go, but only for a move or two, and there's no well-defined line. Basically, a mediocre boulder problem separated by choss below and easy climbing above.

This is another early 90s route bolted by folks who *really* wanted to climb 5.13 but couldn't find anything hard enough in WR. They ended up bolting anything with hard moves they could find, quality be damned. I don't think I've every seen anyone even attempt this (yours truly being the exception), and for good reason.

By J. Albers
From: Colorado
Apr 13, 2010
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b

Agreed. I got on this once and I thought it was awkward and semi-painful. Didn't bother again after that. The upper face itself is pretty though. Too bad it doesn't climb better.