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Addiction
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A Beautiful Life S 
Addiction S 
Black Hole S 
Corner Drug S 
DeWalt's Challenge S 
Dogs of War S 
Drug Enemy S 
Gathering, The S 
Go West, Young Man S 
I Want a New Drug S 
Mezmeree (sp?) S 
Pretty Hate Machine S 
Public Enemy S 
Soul Finger S 
Soup Sandwich S 
Surplus Fusion Reaction S 
White Dwarf S 

A Beautiful Life 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Tom Hargis and Vance White
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Submitted By: Jesse Ryan on May 31, 2006

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Similar to Soup Sandwich but more powerful and les...

Description 

A fun bouldery bulge move to the first clip leads to thin, balancy slab climbing above. This first move will be distinctly harder for shorter folks. A good footwork intensive climb. (Comment on name and info and I'll update)

Location 

This is the left line located on the small slab on the far left side of Addiction Wall. Two lines to the left of the Unknown 5.7.

Protection 

5? bolts to left anchors (2 anchors above the 3 routes on this section of wall).


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By Josh Hattan
Apr 30, 2008
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This climb is called A Beautiful Life.
By Vance White
Nov 17, 2009

tom hargis and victor blanco f.a.'d this route. we originally called it "climb now, cry later". either name is out of respect for our good friend jim ratz who passed on(we love you brother).