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Battle of the Bulge 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Matt Cox, Randy Vogel & Steve Emerson, 1976
Season: Spring - Fall
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Jan 26, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Batttle of the Bulge (5.11a) follows the slab just...


This is a terrific thin face climb, with three crux sections. The moves are quite varied. The start (15 or 20 feet up to the first bolt) is shared with The Fiend, and has the only scary runout of the route. This climb is in the sun all day.


8 bolts to a double bolt anchor - 150' rappel to the ground

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By Chris Owen
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Feb 24, 2006
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13

Done this route a few times, first time in January when it was nice and cold and sticky, which I recommend, for me the hardest move is close to the top getting past the overlap on the left. Climbed right past the middle bolt once...oops.

My friend Steve Rockwell said he chopped this route once - I'd be interested in its history.
By Brandon R.
May 19, 2008

I agree with Chris that the crux is at the top bulge. Also, despite the promising looking holds to the left of the third bolt, make sure you go right over the first bulge. This is a fairly sustained route.
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