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Check Your Grip 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Neal Strickland 1998
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Submitted By: Luke Stefurak on Dec 22, 2007

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Steve enjoying fall sending temps



A mantle start leads to a large ledge. Take a rest and then follow good holds up to a section of slopers. Pull through these directional holds and fight the pump to the chains. A great line that is really fun and climbs well.


Follow the stairs to the main wall. This route will be right at the end of the approach trail.


7 bolts to Chains.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Joshua Boe taking a warm up lap on Check Your Grip...
Joshua Boe taking a warm up lap on Check Your Grip...
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Clipping the third bolt and moving up onto the mai...
Rock Climbing Photo: The crux
The crux

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By adrenalated
From: Denver, CO
May 26, 2010
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

5 stars on a 4 star scale. Do this route.
By Andy Hansen
From: Longmont, Colorado
Mar 29, 2011
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

A pretty painful kneebar can be had before going to the anchors at the last bolt.
By BrianWS
Jan 31, 2013
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a

Awesome climb!
The fixed gear looks like crap in a few places, especially the crux draw and biners at the anchors.
By Grindrite
Sep 21, 2014

Great route!!! No fixed gear as of september 17th. The upper knee bar saved my ass!!!!!
By Erik Kloeker
From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Jan 24, 2015

This route was updated with stainless steel rawl bolts, October 2014.
By RPariser
Sep 26, 2015

Super fun! I have to look for this knee bar next time!
By ItaliAnna
Dec 1, 2015

All the bolts were there when I climbed this on Thxgiving day

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