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Cleanup Hitter 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Mike Schneiter & BJ Sbarra
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Michael Schneiter on Nov 8, 2007

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The FA of Cleanup Hitter.

Description 

Cleanup Hitter is a great climb, that trends left at the start and then climbs straight up on great rock, featuring two distinct and different cruxes. The first crux involves long reaches around the second and third bolts. The second crux is high on the route and is more technical in nature, featuring devious sidepulls and footwork. Cleanup Hitter shares an anchor with Party At Your Mama's House, the next route to the left. This was a long-standing project begun by BJ Sbarra that was finished this fall, hence the name. There is also a direct start called Back From The Dead that begins directly above the tree stump.


Location 

This is the fifth climb from the left on The Front Porch and the last of the "longer" climbs on the cliff. It starts just right of a tree stump.


Protection 

8 bolts and two-bolt chain anchor.



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By Lynn S
May 13, 2008

Tobin's first 11 sport lead! Fun route some loose choss at the start and then sweet rock above.

By tobin sanson
From: Carbondale, CO
May 18, 2008
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

This is a siiiiick route. I was super stoked that I led it. Thanks guys for making it. lol

By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
May 18, 2008

Sweet Tobin, glad to hear that you liked it. And, nice send. The beginning is reachy and above it feels like you could easily come off in the technical face climbing section.

By bloodytoenail
From: carbondale co
Jan 5, 2010
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

This route was sweet.