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Dance Me Outside 

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

Type:  Sport, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Peter Arbic
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Submitted By: Chris Humphries on Jul 3, 2014

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Evan getting into the business on Dance Me Outside...

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  • Description 

    Probably the steepest 12a in Grassi, if not all of the Bow Valley. Start on blocky moves from the top of rock at the far right of White Imperialist Wall. Move up and right to a strange almost slabby 5 ft section where any number of body smears can give you an OK rest. Then make huge moves up pocketed roof to desperation turning the lip (go deep in the pockets). Amazing and very satisfying.


    Farthest right route on White Imperialist wall, just right of large deep cave. Lower off onto trailside climbs (Real Good Time)


    9 draws (usually there are draws hanging on the route, but most have not been changed in 10+ years). Anchors

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    By AlfredL
    From: Calgary, AB
    Aug 24, 2015

    Looks like the draws were recently replaced.
    By Chris Humphries
    From: LA
    Aug 31, 2015

    Indeed the draws are new plastic sheathed petzl draws - An excellent improvement fro the 15 year old ones that were there. It seems like there may be one or two more draws now, and the last one before the top is certainly not needed (it is not one of the new type) - just a little extra rope drag.

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