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Curl Up and Fly 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Chris Smith, 2000
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Submitted By: Patrick Bagley on Oct 25, 2006

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Description 

As the name implies, Curl Up and Fly is a punctuated by one big move surrounded by crimpy 5.11 climbing on a slightly overhanging wall.

Location 

The route is located at the far left end Jimmy Cliff. This route is the second bolted line to the left of the obvious 90 degree corner in the middle of the crag.

The route really starts on a two-move tall ledge. Rope up on the ground, boulder up to the ledge, tip to left end of ledge, clip your first bolt, and cruise the route. Convienently, the route starts where the ledge ends, making for safe whippahs, should you fall.

Protection 

5 bolts with a two glue-in eyebolts for an anchor.


Photos of Curl Up and Fly Slideshow Add Photo
Nuria Anguita-Bates eyeing the crux of this fun and short route.
Nuria Anguita-Bates eyeing the crux of this fun an...
Nuria Anguita-Bates making the crux move.
Nuria Anguita-Bates making the crux move.
jared meditating on the moves...
jared meditating on the moves...
Erik on the crux move.
Erik on the crux move.
Muel sending with ease.
Muel sending with ease.
Erik on the ledge before pulling onto the route.
Erik on the ledge before pulling onto the route.
Jakob makes it look easy on a 95 degree day...
Jakob makes it look easy on a 95 degree day...

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By Ladd Raine
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From: Plymouth, NH
May 9, 2007
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

The post-crux part of this climb involves some techy lay backs moves off strange holds, be aware! Keep your head on after the crux, short as it may be this climb doesn't ease up beyond 5.11-.
By lee hansche
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From: goffstown, nh
May 12, 2008

i was looking at it today and i saw a big scar where it looked like something had broken off, have any key holds broken off since last time i was on it about 5 years ago?
By Ladd Raine
Administrator
From: Plymouth, NH
May 12, 2008
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

No, all the holds are there.
By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
May 13, 2008

cool...
By Eric Chabot
From: Thetford Ctr, VT
Sep 18, 2013
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Yesterday I utilized some quebecois beta that made the crux feel quite a bit easier. I won't give it away but it makes the route feel much easier than other .12a routes I have tried (peanut man, vallee daze, captain hook, weevil kneevil).
By J Meagher
Sep 1, 2014
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Agree with Eric, easier than Peanut Man and Vallee Daze. I had really good beta on it today and came so close to sending. Also I feel this is easier than Things as they are now with the right beta.

Also, there's only 4 bolts on this, not 5.
By S. Neoh
Sep 1, 2014

Feels hard (well, maybe not quite .12a hard) to shorties like Chris and I. Certainly not as technical as Vallee Daze or even Weevil. Good route for those who have "pop" in their legs and shoulder.
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