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Where There's a Drill, There's a Way 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Brian and Jonathon Smoot, 1989
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on May 6, 2006

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More of Parley's climbing, this time power packed in a short four bolter. Get a spotter for the initial moves as they are thin to the 1st bolt. Then, after clipping, get down to the business. This route caused my partner and I much bewilderment, before we finally puzzled out the sequence.


The right-most line on Riptide Wall.


4 bolts and chains up top.

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By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
Apr 24, 2010
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

What's not to like about this one? Typical thin Parley's climbing with long reaches to bad edges and feet smeared in shallow pods. Add a tricky and more balancy sequence that you usually run into on this wall and you got yourself a 2.5 stars crushfest. Would be 2.8 if it wasn't so short and a bit sandy.
Don't dismiss this route cause it doesn't look as good as its longer neighbors, it packs as least as much tough climbing as astro.

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