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Chud 

YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12c/d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Stevie Danboise?
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Submitted By: Sean Bradley on Jul 10, 2002

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BETA PHOTO: Park entrance on 10/2000.

Description 

The crux is on the 3rd move. You undercling the top of the big jug and get a really high foot just to the left of the jug and crank up the the sidepull/undercling 4 feet above that. The rest of the route is 5.11-5.12. Its a one move wonder! This route is about 50-75 yards to the left of Feline.

Protection 

It is possible to clip every draw on this route from the tree that runs right along behind the climb. There is no danger of hitting this tree from the route, but with a stick clip the rock is 5-6 feet from the rock. The rock is better on this climb than any other climb at Rifle!


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By Jim Redo
Mar 27, 2003

Stevie Danboise did the F.A. on this one. As far as the best rock in the canyon, now that's debateable.
By Stephan Greenway
Mar 28, 2003

Glad to hear someone found some good rock at Rifle!
By Peter Beal
From: Boulder Colorado
Mar 31, 2003

13a? Maybe if you skip the good holds on the right...
By Anonymous Coward
Aug 12, 2004

Was this route named after the science fiction movie?
By Tim Steele
From: Bishop, CA.
Jan 5, 2007

Short by Rifle standards, but the rock is nice.