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Bird in Hand 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Jon Lauters on Jan 5, 2008

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Jon going for it


One of the more popular climbs on Wild Iowa Wall, steep pocket pulling!


5th route from the left. From Gotz Crack second route to the right. Look for a good sized jug that has been epoxied back on.


3 bolts to rap hangers (the left hanger is a spinner)

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jon gettin the finish
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By Glenn Penny
From: Iowa City
Apr 22, 2010

You can do this route static, which makes it easier for short people.
By Langlois
From: NYC
May 21, 2010

FYI: the giant epoxy jug is now gone (I didn't do it and am personally cool with it no longer existing) IMHO it doesn't change the grade at all
By Joe Stark
From: Iowa
Feb 25, 2013

This route is maybe twenty-three feet tall. I was able to touch the anchors with a twelve-foot stick-clip when standing on the rocks directly beneath the anchors.
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