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Bad Omen 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ British: E6 6b [details]
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Submitted By: phillip on Jun 23, 2007
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Description 

Technical route with two distinct cruxes culminating with a satisfying finish. Need to have more brain than brawn for this one! Cryptic, basalt climbing at its finest!


Location 

Bat Wall. It's the obvious chalked line left of Bloodline.


Protection 

10 bolts plus rap anchors



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By Alex Shainman
From: the best place right now!
Jun 24, 2013

A couple of the bolts could use an upgrade. The flake leading into the left leaning corner is quite loose. Killer sustained technical line!

By Detchy
From: Portland, OR
Jul 3, 2013
rating: 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b

Easily one of the best lines on the wall.

Technical side-pulls and glassy feet lead to a good rest. A shouldery move left takes you to the first crux, and leaves you wondering what the eff to do next. Luckily, after you figure out how to pull the move, there is a stance after this (most cryptic) part of the climb. Getting into the roof can be tricky too, especially if you are pumped, so save some gas for the last 20 ft. Linking this straight into MFR provides the most full value (70m) rope stretcher I've found around PDX.