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Alberta S 
Amazon T 
Bulges T 
Easter Rising S 
From Aldo to Abbey T,S 
Houston S, The S 
Nose, The S 
Route 66 T 


YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: George Perkins on Jul 23, 2011

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I thought "Alberta" was a pretty good sport climb, for Johns Wall at least. Some older guides list this as "The Face" at 5.9+, but a 5.9 climber will get his or her butt kicked.

It's a boulder problem to the first bolt (the landing is sandy still some timid leaders might consider stick-clipping). Just before you reach the 2nd bolt is a really weird and unnerving mantle move. After this, head up to the right on small edges & pockets, with the difficulty easing toward the top.


Sport climb, center stage of Johns Wall. Just left of the left-facing corner (Route 66).


6 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor w/ chains.

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By skelldify
Jul 26, 2015

Did this one on a hot day, but the start felt way harder than 10+ up to the second bolt. Also it's very unclear if you're supposed to stick to the face or use the arĂȘte, whether or not to use the corner(s), and where to start from.

Several of the bolts are spinners and they're little hangers.

All of this conspired to make this route not that inspiring.

Also, it's nowhere near 70 feet tall.

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