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Air Conditioned T,TR 
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Air Conditioned 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Ian Harmon on Jul 20, 2006

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Coming to terms with the crux moves of Air Conditi...


Follow the air conditioned crack (thin hands; crux) up to a ledge. Continue on somewhat broken rock to the top. A fun lead that takes good gear. The broken rock towards the top is a little suspect, but i felt pretty good about all my placements there.


From the Indian Head feauture continue left around the rock scrambling to the based of the crack.


Standard rack. A few extra thin hands sized pieces if you really want to sew up the bottom crack. Standard top rope setup, maybe a little extra webbing, I remember the placements being a bit spaced out.

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Carter Leading
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Clipping pro after the crux on Air Conditioned (5....
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Climber on left is on A/C, climber on right is on ...

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By Adam MN
Jul 16, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Four stars for the cold air on hot days. Great to warm up/cool down on.
By Eric Olson
From: Minneapolis, MN
Sep 22, 2012

45.396681 N, 92.653404° W (top)
By Adam Reinhardt
Oct 20, 2012

Boo to the person who marked the top of the route with paint to make setup easier to find.
By Nate Flink
From: Minneapolis, MN
Jul 7, 2013

Topped out on lead today to hear loud buzzing sound - huge bee hive in the tree about 20 feet out from the route. Bees of some kind were swarming en mass
By Wilson On The Drums
From: Woodbury, MN
Oct 18, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

one move wonder down low makes for the technically crux of the climb. I could see people making this harder than 5.7. mental crux up top on the slab the poorly protects and in reality is quite run out although if you did fall it would be back to the ledge. i could also see new leaders hesitate at that point. either way it's a fun and honest 5.7.
By Ron Le Blanc
Apr 23, 2016

Nice lead. Great pro the whole way.

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