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True Grit 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E5 6a

Type: Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Josh Smith
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Josh Smith on Mar 22, 2009
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True Grit (5.12a)

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Put up your Dukes! Tricky as a snake in the grass, pardner. And, as the name implies, gritty, at least in the lower half of the route.


Second route on the right end of Walt's Wall.



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By DisturbingThePeace
From: Albuquerque, NM
May 8, 2009

Great route, but not good enough rock for 4 stars imo. Technical movement all the way up leads to a cool dihedral, and a thin crux pulling out of the dihedral. Tricky for sure and felt a bit hard for the grade on the onsite.

By MattL
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 1, 2009
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a

yup, I agree - felt harder than 11d on the onsight attempt.

By Ethan Coon
Jun 5, 2011
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a

Actually thought this was the best of the wall... If it weren't so gritty it would be higher up the list for many I suspect.

By George Perkins
From: Los Alamos, NM
Apr 27, 2013
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a

Cleaned up by now, in my opinion, though still not immaculate. Way cleaner than 5 years ago. Devious in places, with multiple cruxes. The most sustained & hardest overall climb at this cliff, well worth doing if this is your grade.