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Cherry Pickin' 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Scott Cherry
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Submitted By: Anthony Stout on Aug 9, 2006

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Description: 

At the far right side of the center main wall. Climbs some technical crux moves just below the bulge, then through the slightly run-out bulge. A second crux above the bulge.

The route was originally rated 5.11b but a flake at the upper crux broke ca. 2008/2009 making the route considerably more difficult. See comments below.

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6 Bolts to anchors.


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By George Perkins
From: Los Alamos, NM
Aug 4, 2009
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

A flake at the upper crux has broken off, making this climb harder than it used to be.
By David Heerschap
From: Durango, Co
Aug 10, 2009
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Certainly NOT 11b anymore due to the broken hold.....Good moves though.
By J tot
From: Tempe, AZ
Aug 16, 2010

Emphasis on much harder. I've top roped my fair share of easy 12s and redpointed a couple, and the crux on this feels harder than almost anything on any of them... If only there were some decent feet at the crux.
By Heath Bailey
Jul 5, 2012

Agreed. This route rings in at around 11+. For its great moves in the commiting spaces of its second half, this route is one of the best on the wall.
By Jason Halladay
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From: Los Alamos, NM
Jul 24, 2013
rating: 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a

A great knee-bar in the slightly run-out section between bolts 3 and 4 makes that section much less scary. This is a super fun line with a fine variety of moves.