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Bird of Prey 

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

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 160'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
FA: Scott Duemler, Mark Geikenjoyner
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Submitted By: bio on Dec 12, 2009

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Bird of Prey


P1:Past a couple of bolts to a thin, balancey section (10+) to angled ledge then into chimney, which isn't as hard as it looks, past one bolt. Then committ to difficult smearing with nice finger crack (5.11a/b) and perfect rock/pro to a juggy finish. P2: 50 feet of short overhangs and some offwidth (5.10-). Beautiful climbing on P1 crux.


As you are walking through the middle section look to your right for a large (300ft) wall of very nice, angular rock just past a water crossing. BOP is the obvious crack splitting the large wall.


3 bolts and standard rack plus doubles in .5 and .75

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Rock Climbing Photo: Sail F at top of p1 and me following up
Sail F at top of p1 and me following up

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By Austin Sobotka
From: Tucson, AZ
Jun 10, 2013
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

A beautiful line, which, in light of its imposing appearance, protects perfectly with gear, and is supplemented with a bolt wherever protection is either non-existent or would be questionable. I did only the first pitch, per the first ascensionist's recommendation, and couldn't imagine the second being even comparable in quality. The existing pictures come far from doing this line justice.

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