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YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ British: E6 6c

Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ British: E6 6c [details]
FA: Marty Bland '94
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Submitted By: Scott Coldiron on Jun 22, 2011
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JJ belaying at the base of Bitten.


I haven't climbed the whole thing, so I'm poaching Mike Phillips' description:

Classic endurance line up basalt jugs to the 'Piano Keys' and the epic boulder finish out the roof where every hold has a name: the mono, the mailslot, the funnel, the roof jug...

This is also a great route for the 5.11 climber up to the 8th bolt. Juggy and fun with some decent rests in a cool dihedral. Draws are hung on it so you can bail below the crux without leaving gear.


3rd bolt line in from the right on the main wall. Take the right side where it diverges at the 7th bolt.


10 bolts to chains.

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Not enough endurance...whip! From the lip.
Not enough endurance...whip! From the lip.
Poor close-up of the upper crux.
Poor close-up of the upper crux.
The steepness!
The steepness!
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By Michael Sokoloff
From: Spokane, WA
Sep 1, 2011

I'm not sure I'd refer to Bitten as an "endurance" line. There are plenty of rests including a no-hands getting to the jug-rest prior to the final section which is basically a boulder problem. My frustration in working for my redpoint was repeatedly falling off the high boulder problem without being significantly fatigued. Unless you're sick-strong, don't even bother with the last clip on redpoint. A Deep Creek, rite-of-passage.