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Big Money Grip 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 95'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Porter Jarrard and Jeff Moll '93
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Submitted By: Ladd Raine on Sep 4, 2007
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a few moves before the crux


A long line with endless jugs and no excellent rests, this route will make you work even though its hardest move isn't harder than 5.11c.

This route was always a favorite of 5.12 climbers visiting RRG along with the other 5.12s on this section of Torrent.


On the 5.12 wall


11 bolts to anchors

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fighting through the crux just before a great rest
fighting through the crux just before a great rest
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By Ryan Angelo
Nov 9, 2010
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b

Start up the dihedral on the far left side of the wall. This is a sustained climb of pockets crimps and slopers. Find a technical slabby section just over half way followed by a definitive 5.12 crux. Fight off the pump and finish on fun moves to the anchors. This is an addictive climb that you will want to do over and over.

By Alexander L'Grand
Apr 14, 2012
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b

Great crux up high.

By Dustin Stephens
Jul 26, 2013
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b

Great route... despite the "11c" comment, there is a solid V4 move up high and the route has never been rated easier than 12b in any guidebook