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Animal Style 

YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6a [details]
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Submitted By: Aron Quiter on Oct 19, 2002

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Reaching to get through the crux on Animal Style.

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This route ascends the featured slightly overhung section of Horseshoe canyon, and is the shortest route on the wall. It is the second bolted climb from the left.

Climb up a really technical start to a dyno move after the second bolt, afterwards the climbing is easier until an interesting move near the anchors. Stemming out to the right in the crux is cheating!


4 bolts to a 2 bolt top anchor.

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By Brian S
Nov 25, 2013
rating: 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a

I started to the left which did not feel very technical. I stemmed out to the right at the crux and didn't have to dyno.
By ascardaci
Jun 29, 2015
rating: 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a

Not knowing any beta for this climb, just the rating, I jumped on it. The start is thin with slopey crimps; takes some strong crimp strength and core. I moved my feet out way right near the second bolt where the supposed dyno is. I did not have to dyno, but it was a reasonably strong lock off.

My opinion is this: If a foothold is within reach of a key hold on the route, that foothold is not offlimits. This is outdoor climbing. I will try the dyno next time for the fun of it, but I think the rating should reflect the easiest way up the set bolt line. I'd put it at 5.12a/b.

I definitely had to get a little creative at the top! Overall a very fun route.

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