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27 Tons 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: kjdetlor on Aug 5, 2007

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Dustin on the send train.


Fun route. Balancy in sections, as it is mostly a slab climb until about 3/4 of the way up where you pull a small roof. Fun route with jugs the entire way up. A good warm up for all the 11s and 12s surrounding it.


Just to left of a brush filled chimney and of the route El Guapo.


8 bolts. Chains for anchors.

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Rock Climbing Photo: pretty sure this is 27 tons.  Good warmup.
pretty sure this is 27 tons. Good warmup.

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By Bal Rau
From: Denver, Colorado
May 30, 2011

You'll be at The Banks Campground Group site if you top out this route. It's only 10 feet of climbing and one 5.8 move above the anchors, but look out for the loose stones up there.

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