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Totally High Maintenance 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: T. Kuss
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Tim Kuss on Jun 14, 2009

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Description 

Start by climbing the gamble oak leaning against the rock. Step on to rock, traversing right to corner/arete. This shares the first four bolts with Hysteria (12b) which forks off left from the ledge.

Location 

This is 50 feet north of waterfall - look for the oak tree start.

Protection 

Twelve bolts, lower from the anchor 30m.


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Lucas on Totally High Maintenance, 5.11b.
Lucas on Totally High Maintenance, 5.11b.
Good movement.
Good movement.

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By Tim Kuss
From: Durango, CO
Jun 14, 2009

This route goes through some of the softest looking rock in the area, but it offers excellent gymnastic movement and a nice steep angle with many pockets and huecos!
By eDixon
From: Durango, Colorado
Jun 6, 2011

The new bolts off the tree are nice. Don't need gear anymore. Agreed that some of the rock is soft, but it is some fun climbing.
By ozman
From: CO / NM
Jun 15, 2011

We climbed up to the belay ledge from "Awakening" which is the left trending traverse from the Waterfall area. Great idea if you don't like climbing trees as part of the route. This second pitch is GREAT. Probably high 10s or super easy 11. If you're up there, you gotta do this second pitch.
By Harold
From: Bayfield, CO
Nov 30, 2012

Looks like you converted to the dark side, bro.
By Haywood Jeublowme
From: Cortez, CO
Dec 9, 2012

Harold - why do you always have to be so negative?? WTF? East Animas is anything BUT the dark side!
By Devin Fin
From: DURANGO
Apr 22, 2013

+1 for the ladder. The tree should not die for the fun of the climbing community...some nails, hammer, saw... what about a wood ladder? I think it would look better then another dead tree? I don't know a stick clip an a lil tugging on the rope would get you to the same spot right? I will build the ladder... "I took wood shop". LOL
By Tim Kuss
From: Durango, CO
Mar 21, 2014

It's a dang oak bush, ya bunch of bleeding hearts! Imma bolt it right where it leans, and it will stay there another 20 years. Falling ice has killed that twig more than 1000 climbers. Can't kill gamble oak with poison, chainsaw, or fire. It does seem to be dying though...drought!