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Asymptote 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Aaron Stireman
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 1,169
Submitted By: Internet Hardman on Jun 20, 2011

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Description 

Quality route that gets you to the highest point on the peak. Very satisfying.
Route is cleaned up well.
Crux is between bolts 2 and 3.

Favorite Route...Ever.

Location 

True Summit Block, right of Meltdown.
Climb the slab on the right, undercling, and lean out to make your first clip.

Protection 

New 5th bolt as of 6-10-12 above the crux - 5 Bolts

New anchor with rap rings at the top.


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Right under the new anchors
BETA PHOTO: Right under the new anchors
Toppin' out. Highest one on the sisters : D!!
Toppin' out. Highest one on the sisters : D!!

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By John Knight
2 days ago

This route has a fantastic position and leads to the highest point on the Peak. I worked it off an on for a year with a couple partners and rated it between 5.10b and 5.10c. Then one day while I was working out the moves, a key foothold broke off an it suddenly jumped to 5.11! As I worked and cleaned the route it continued to evolve. Some days a new crimper would appear and the route would get easier. Other days, a hold would snap and it would get harder. It's a lot like the rock to the right of Flakes to Fresno on the Hikers Summit. When it finally jumped to 5.11 I gave up and Aaron picked up the torch. Have not been back but I suspect it will continue to "settle" a bit. Please get out and climb it and let us know where it lands. If nothing else, it's a great photo op!
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