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Congo 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Christian Burrell and Tristan Higbee
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Christian "crisco" Burrell on Jul 22, 2008

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Description 

Follows a steep section on the left side of the slabs. The start can be a bit tricky but look for nice left facing jugs here and there. A big reach after clipping the second bolt and it is basically done.
  • **This route can also be done on the right side of the bolts using some pretty good pockets (even though this was not the original line. It seems that someone went ahead and cleaned out all the dirty pockets). This method of doing the route is not harder than 5.8.

Protection 

4 bolts and chains


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By Tristan Higbee
From: Cambodia
Jul 23, 2008

This route is definitely worth doing, but isn't uber classic. Kinda tricky climbing down low to cruiser climbing up higher.
By Aaron Child
Aug 24, 2008

Kinda funky start, but fun altogether.
By Jeff Jones
From: Elk Ridge, UT
Sep 4, 2008
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I really enjoyed the entire area. Great find! I will say that I did not think it was 5.9. It seemed harder than that (albeit the one or two moves at the bottom). Maybe I just didn't use the 5.9 holds. I liked the climb and it is worth doing.
By JayBrink
May 31, 2009

this is a really good route
the start is a l;ttle sketchy and clipping, i think it was the third bolt, is a little reachy if you have short arms, but this a really good route
very fun 5.9
By Christopher Sorensen
From: Provo, UT
Sep 7, 2009
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Hard 5.9, really burly for the first three bolts, but you can find some really cool holds. After you get through the long beginning crux, it's easy as pie.
By Rick Miske
From: Orem, UT
May 21, 2011

Toproped by traversing over from the chains on "The Wild". Two intermediate pieces of pro to protect the traverse each way.
By BJB
From: Austin, TX
Jun 16, 2011
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

I thought this route was just ok. I did it after Chupacabra and felt like it was a lot harder than that route, especially at the start.