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Choke Cherry Eyes 

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

Type:  Sport, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Paul Piana (1999)
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Submitted By: J. Albers on Jun 29, 2010

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Choke Cherry Eyes goes up the center of the photo ...


If I could give this route 5 stars, I would. Outstanding two and three finger pockets lead up a beautiful sweep of white stone. Finish the route through a tiered roof system.


The rightmost route on the Cowboy King Wall. Choke Cherry finishes to the right of the huge bulbs that American Beauty and Bronc Twister climb through.

Begin on opposing sidepulls and continue up the beautiful face above using sinker pockets.


Bolts to a two bolt anchor.

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By J. Albers
From: Colorado
Oct 1, 2010

I had spent years climbing at the Iris, but hadn't done this route until Vance (the local one) told me that it was his favorite 12- at the Iris....I can't argue with that opinion.
By AndresBosco
Jul 26, 2012
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Best 12a ever!!! sick monos and long reach holds... if you are short the crux will seem harder

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