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YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Mark Williams, Porter Jarrard, 1990
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Submitted By: Chris Chaney on Oct 31, 2006
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Ray Ellington pulling on fantastic pockets on AWOL
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Brilliant stone, great moves and your belayer will be blocking the trail, so anyone who wanders up to the wall will be forced to watch you climb this route.

AWOL is one of the best known routes at the grade in the RRG.

This was my first 5.10 redpoint and I had been terribly intimidated by the finishing moves for a long time. It was very tricky to find my way through all the chalked up crimps while pumped silly.

But then one night I had a dream where I flowed effortlessly through the final sequence and I sent the route the next day.


When the trail reaches the main wall, AWOL is the first sport route you'll encounter.


Bolts, bolted anchors

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Jim on A.W.O.L.
Tony Reynaldo high on AWOL
Tony Reynaldo high on AWOL
C. Chaney near the anchors of AWOL
C. Chaney near the anchors of AWOL
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By ziggy
Oct 21, 2009

I think the 4 10's on this wall all feel about the same in difficulty. The grade for any of these routes should just be left at 5.10 since how well you know the route and how ticked up it is will influence your onsite.

By Shawn Heath
From: Forchheim, Germany
Aug 17, 2010

LOVE THIS CLIMB!!! The flow of the moves is barely interrupted by the occasional non-jug, but just keep moving and you'll find another set of jugs. Such a cool route. It's like a gym route with how obvious the moves are. ...a gym route that has 1000 possible holds in 50 ft.