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Bold Is A Four Letter Word 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Larry Kuechlin, Mike Humphrey & Mark Wilson, February 1989
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Submitted By: Bo Johnston on Feb 11, 2003

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Lisa Pritchett leading Bold is a Four Letter Word


Fun face climb with good sun late in the day. If ya want to, some smaller aliens could be used to supliment the pro on the route but not necessary. The anchor at the top is just two hangers requiring a walk-off for at least one in the party.


Four bolts to a two bolt anchor.

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By C Miller
Feb 14, 2005
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This route is located on the far left side of the Vagmarken Hillside not too far above the desert floor and down and left from Vagmarken Buttress (5.7)**. Randy calls these the Intimidator Rocks in his guidebook.

Decent moves on this climb but nothing especially noteworthy about it...oh, the rock quality is nice. One star out of five.
By Bo Johnston
Feb 15, 2005

I gave directions to this route on the area page for the Intimidator Rocks.
By Dave Cox
Dec 17, 2006

A fun route on nice rock.Being 5'4" made the top part rough as I had to do a blind throw to the rail and was lucky enough to get the good hold, but was right next to a bolt.

One bolt anchor on top but you should put a piece in the topout for your second.
By DJ Reyes
From: Northern Nevada
Apr 7, 2008

Fun route on good rock with some burly moves near a bolt at the top.
By toddgordon
From: Joshua Tree, California
Jun 13, 2011

This is also a full-blown sport route, with QDs only and a bolted anchor. Calling this route a trad route is incorrect.

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