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Body Count 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Dixon and Rossiter
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Submitted By: TBD on Oct 18, 2003

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Body Count is the fourth route from the left on the First Tier, just right of Slayer. It is on the left side of the obvious near-vertical face. Follow the bolts up the face to surmount the obvious roof above. The crux is fun and technical slab climbing.


6 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Glen making this one look easy.
Glen making this one look easy.
Rock Climbing Photo: Heading up the crux area of the climb.
Heading up the crux area of the climb.

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By Anonymous Coward
Oct 22, 2004

2 things: first of all this climb felt harder than 11a. I went right of the first two bolts and maybe should have gone left?? Also, be careful on the second clip. Making that clip was the crux of the whole climb for me and if you came off before clipping you would certainly hit the ground quite hard. Other than that fun, crimpy and uber pumpy climbing. ung
By Anonymous Coward
Jun 20, 2005

This climb is reasonably fun, but the fun is dampened by the close proximity of the lines left and right, which produced an unpleasant "I-wonder-if-these-holds-are-on" mental debate. Not to mention questions about which bolts to head toward.

The climbing itself is pretty straightforward crimping, with a couple of balncy moves. The line right of this is better defined, and has more interesting moves, in my opinion. Maybe I was just cranky.
By Kyle Turner
From: Brighton, CO
Oct 16, 2006
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

This climb is thin and balancy to start, but really well protected. I'd say its got a couple of 11a/b moves in the middle but the top is 9+. Another solid climb at Avalon.

- KT
By slim
Sep 1, 2008
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Another Rossiter route with a clipping crux (or two). I guess those types of things happen when you are furiously grid bolting as fast as you can. The actual climbing is good, but the location of the 2nd bolt, and to some extent the 3rd bolt, detract from the route quality.
By Jay Samuelson
From: Denver CO
May 23, 2010
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

Some pretty decent climbing on this route, but the grid-bolting definitely detracts. I could clip up 3 different routes while climbing this thing, and definitely felt like the natural climbing was 'off-route'. I guess to make it .11c you can take the contrived way straight up, but isn't every route harder if you avoid all the good features? Never-the-less, put all that out of your head and just venture up some nice face climbing, no matter which was you choose to do it.
By OkieGirl
From: Boulder finally
May 29, 2010

The crux is definitely in the bottom half. Did a hold break off of this? These crimps did not feel like 11a holds to me.
By Wayne Crill
From: an Altered State
Jul 26, 2010
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

Squeezed nature of this route makes it feel contrived and spoils both this route and the more moderate but better climbs on either side unfortunately. None are as fun as the Antisport though!
By NickinCO
From: colorado
Sep 16, 2012
rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Felt harder than 11a/b to me. Crimps down low were super tiny, and I could barely get half a finger pad on.
By Andy Hansen
From: Longmont, Colorado
Sep 27, 2014
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Turd pile.
By WookieStick69
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 17, 2015

The crimps down low definitely felt harder than 11a to me. It's splitting hairs, but I'd go with 11b which is consistent with the D'Antonio guidebook. I think all the grievances listed above are fair, but I really like this route.
By Rkrum
From: Denver, CO
Sep 27, 2015

Firing directly straight up the bolt line makes it somewhere between 5.11-/11. It's pretty fun climbing, but it's completely contrived (everyone else apparently thinks so too, given that there was zero chalk on almost all of the holds, but plastered everywhere else) and poorly bolted on top of that. The crux, if following the contrived line, really isn't even the climbing - not getting accidentally sucked into the heavily chalked, easier line out right that felt like part of the adjacent route felt like the actual crux. Following that line seemed no harder than 10d.

It's actually pretty fun movement through the lower section, otherwise this would be zero stars.

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