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Closer To God 

YDS: 5.13c French: 8a+ Ewbanks: 30 UIAA: X- British: E7 7a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.13c French: 8a+ Ewbanks: 30 UIAA: X- British: E7 7a [details]
FA: Mark Rolofson, 10/01/97. FFA Chris Weidner, 05/06/08.
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Chris Weidner on May 9, 2008
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Description 

Closer To God is a high-quality route with an intriguing boulder problem crux at the top. Start on Animal Magnetism and clip 8 bolts before heading up and right toward a large roof. There's a good rest out right before launching into a leftward traverse under the roof. A very difficult sequence surmounts the roof, followed by a last-move crux on imaginary holds. There are two drilled underclings under the roof. I take no credit for finding the line (nice work Mark), bolting it, or chipping it. This route was an open project known as Animal Antagonizer.


Protection 

16 bolts plus a two-bolt anchor.



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By Jonathan Siegrist
From: his truck
Jul 10, 2009
rating: 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- E7 7a

Nice one, Chris! This climb is surprisingly good. The final crux sequence is anything but straight forward, but the sequence that emerges is freakin' rad-iculous!

By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jul 11, 2009

Not like I'm capable of climbing it, but I think it is sad that it is chipped.