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Aspire 

YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a

   
Type: Sport, 1 pitch, 175', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a [details]
FA: N. Harris, 1996
Season: Gets all day sun
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Submitted By: Tony B on Jan 1, 2010
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Description 

Did you remember to Carbo-load? Eat your Wheaties? Because here comes a 175' of enduro, hard-to-pull the rope and clip 20 draws A$$-kicking. In my case I was on the wrong line...
This is a good climb, which by the time I was approaching the top, forearms burning and with knots in my calf-muscles, 2 bolts above my last quickdraw at the final bulge, I was begging for a handjam ... and thankfully got it.
With enough slings and draws this doesn't have to be the experience, but one should till expect a few hard moves, a lot of 5.10 and 5.11 climbing, and a whole lot of enduro. I was tired at 80' up when I had expected to be finished.
Not to mention great rock and fun moves for most of the climb.


Location 

Just down and right from the eye of the needle- the next route right of Peekaboo Jesus. Aspire winds up and right from the ground below a bulge with thin holds, then up and over to more vertical rock on sidepulls and crimps to a final bulge and to the anchors on top. The route finishes on a good ledge the left shoulder of the summit.


Protection 

20 slings and draws- take some longer ones to keep the drag down.



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