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Awkward Teenage Dating 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Hot Dish on Jun 1, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Reptilian Wall and Awkward Teenage Dating.


This is a fairly straightforward offwidth. Like teenage dating, awkwardly grope around to get to the top of this climb. To get the true essence of the climb, avoid using the obvious (and tempting) face holds of Reptillian Wall. It is a good for TR problem. Not a good beginner lead if you are truly using the offwidth, and only the offwidth!


This is the obvious offwidth you straddle while ascending Reptillian Wall.


This climb can be protected on the left, using the same hand crack that protects Reptillian Wall. Small pro best for down low, with larger being used further up. Walk off to the left once you top out, or build a gear anchor.

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By Justin Brunson
From: Broomfield CO
Mar 28, 2015
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Going left side in makes sense, but that puts all the pro behind you and above your head which is...well, awkward. About the same angle as Easy Jam at Vedauwoo, but much wider [squeeze chimney] at the bottom.

If your partner wants to lead it too, DO NOT PULL THE ROPE. This should have been obvious to me, but I'm not a smart man.

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