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Three Ring Circus 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: Casey Bernal on Jan 1, 2005

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Description 

On the north side there is a line of 4 bolts leading up the feldspar crystals to the top. It is fun crystal pinching up the sustained slab. 60 feet / 4 bolts = exciting. This is sustained 5.10 for the first 3 bolts, then it is cruiser after the 4th. The bolts seem to be placed to keep one away from the route to the right (kinda contrived but still fun).

Casey Bernal

Protection 

4 QDs. Possibly trick offset nuts, Loweballs, etc. in the first crack, but they are not necessary.


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By Kevin Landolt
From: Fort Collins, Wyoming
Jul 5, 2009
rating: 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a

The Ark-Valley guidebook lists this climb as 11c, and having climbed multiple tens/elevens in the BV area I'd have to agree with the 11c rating. Fun little climb.
By Jeff Edge
Aug 4, 2012

High first bolt uncharacteristic of the area, I second the guidebook's 11c rating.