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Crime Wave 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Alan Lester, 1983
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Submitted By: Vernon Stiefel on May 30, 2006

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Once past the the initial 10', this excellent route is a technical face climb up the tips crack with gear for protection. I found crux moves 20' - 30' high and in the final 15'. Allegedly, a fixed piton(s) protected the upper crux section at one time but is no longer present. I used BD #2 and #3 microstoppers to sew up the seam, hence the PG13 rating.


Begin just right of Gruff on the right side of the Wildfire Wall.


Many small camming units and very small - medium stoppers are required for pro. I didn't use anything larger than a #1 TCU. Rappel off of the anchors at the top of Gruff.

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By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Jul 6, 2011
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13

Awesome TR after Gruff. You'll want a directional (green C3 worked). Would be a heady lead at the top......
By Daniel Vakili
5 days ago

I slung a horn with a sling on the ledge before the final thin face, so I knew I would technically be ok. got a small nut in before heading off up that face, feeling like a champ until pulling the last bulge. i looked down, and saw how far away that tiny little nut was, and there was NOTHING to place on my rack. I yelled "Jesus!". I was ready to bite that spicy pepper, but suddenly found a tiny blind nut placement around the corner, placed my last nut which I had pulled from a previous placement earlier on, and finished up with mild sauce. Sustained in the body, sustained in the mind, sustained in the soul.
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