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Big Rocks Remembered 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Pam and Nate Postma, 1992
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Submitted By: Chris treggE on May 16, 2006
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Description 

Interesting pockets and powerful moves down low on this route, then sparsely protected towards the top. Not hard up there but groundfall potential for sure.

  • RCM&W # 11


Location 

Find the blunt nose of Urban Chunks, the start of the route is just to the right.


Protection 

Bolts. Please use your own gear for top rope. Please bring an extra biner and if the ones up top look bad or don't easily clip or shut, please replace it. It's good karma.



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By Scott Hahn
May 23, 2006

great bottom climbing the top is absolute crap

By Jonathan Williams
From: Palo Alto, CA
Mar 25, 2007

Two ways to do the bottom. Make some big moves! Not commonly done, but quite fun.

By Kiri Namtvedt
Sep 14, 2009

The start is crimpy and continuous! The way I climbed it involved crimping up to perhaps the second bolt and traversing left with difficulty to insecure huecos. The crimpy difficulties continue until you latch a gigantic rail and move into the easier but unprotected section, a lot like Urban Chunks (but a tad harder). Then a final bolt, and another runout to the top.

By Nick.Smith
Sep 21, 2013
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a

Took some whipper's for the team and broke a pocket and nice big flake off today. Mind what you pull on coming up to the huecos and top section. The more you stay right, the better. Fun bottom section though. Tough start.

By Byron
Mar 31, 2014
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a

Fun sharp bouldery bottom. The crux is keeping enough skin on your fingers to bump up some crimps to a slopey horn. Worth doing.