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Under the Knife 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Bill Boyle, Jess Johnson
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Submitted By: grk10vq on Nov 12, 2010

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Spencer starting Under the Knife.

Located in a National Forest Fee Area MORE INFO >>>

Description 

Tenuous climbing up a sharp, steep wall. The almost featureless terrain and dead vertical face require technique and willpower. Stay on your game for the surprise finish!

Getting off the ground is a crux in its own, make a few tedious moves off the start and clip the first two bolts. From here work up and right towards the real crux that follows after a small bulge. Break through the middle ground using tight, thin crimps and delicate edging. A few small pockets offer relief, but most of the work is up to you. Get a quick rest and fire the remaining moves to the anchor. Super rock. Super line.

Location 

Under the Knife is the fourth route in from the left. It is just right of Diminished Capacity.

Protection 

Eight draws to an anchor.


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The rock is just about dead vertical and is beauti...
The rock is just about dead vertical and is beauti...
Kip Henrie about midway.
Kip Henrie about midway.

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