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Cross Eyed and Blind 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Mike Artz, Eddie Begoon
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Submitted By: Jeremy Steck on Sep 21, 2009

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Warming up on cross eyed and blind

Description 

This route makes a nice warm up for many of the other harder lines at this cliff and it's a great climb. Start is the same as for Lambda but at the first bolt head left and continue to diagonal up and left. Use a long runner when clipping the first bolt on Lambda to reduce the rope drag. The entire climb involves making long reaches to really positive horizontals, many of these horizontals offer great hand jams for rests. Continue to a large ledge under the upper overhanging headwall.

Location 

Locate the obvious orange Arete (Floaters, 5.10d). This climb is the second bolted line to the right from Floaters. (There's a mixed line between Floaters and Cross Eyed and Blind that is not in the Cater Guide, 3rd edition).

Protection 

8 bolts, shuts


Photos of Cross Eyed and Blind Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Doing the moves on this awesome route.
Doing the moves on this awesome route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Justin crushing
Justin crushing
Rock Climbing Photo: setting up for the early crux move
setting up for the early crux move
Rock Climbing Photo: pulling through the upper crux section
pulling through the upper crux section
Rock Climbing Photo: milking the bomber double hand jam rests
milking the bomber double hand jam rests
Rock Climbing Photo: Justin onsighting Cross Eyed & Blind
BETA PHOTO: Justin onsighting Cross Eyed & Blind

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By jsustrich
May 26, 2015
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Awesome climb, big moves on pretty good holds for the most part (only like two crimps on the entire route). Pumped me out so I hung my way up it. Looking forward to hopping back on soon and sending. Felt like an 11a to me, but I'm not the best when it comes to big/dynamic movements.

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