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Alice 

YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ British: E6 6c

   
Type:  Sport, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Jeremiah Watt
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Submitted By: Greg Parker on Nov 15, 2002
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Incredible route that I'm kicking myself for not bolting first. Oh well. This route climbs straight up the center of the wall, with a hard start, sustained mid-section and a tricky exiting sequence. This route stays on you with exhilarating movement and is an excellent tick for the grade.


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8 bolts, open cold shuts anchor



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Joel McKillop is on a date with Alice, 5.13a. Ya gotta have it like a rabbit! <br /> <br />Thunderhead. Spearfish Canyon. SD.
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By blake workman
Dec 19, 2002

Probably one of the best routes for the grade in Spearfish Canyon. It throws a little bit of everything at you. You'd better be on your toes to get this one. It has tossed everyone who has been on it. Be prepared for a little work. Fun and super classic, a must do!

By Miah
Dec 31, 2006

Does this still have glue on the first crimper over the edge? It seems like a shame if it is. The rest of the route is stellar movement w/out anything being manufactured or held together. It sounds like it's getting a lot of traffic, that's good to hear.

By Greg Parker
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Jan 1, 2007

Glue is gone. Much better.

By Miah
Jan 2, 2007

Nice.