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Darshan (aka Ripoff) 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Gary Slate, Joe Rousek, Kevin Leary + some asshole who snaked it, 10/89
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Submitted By: Tim Steele on Jan 11, 2007

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Description 

This ultra-classic rig offers up a sinister menu of thin edging followed by steep resistance climbing through a bulge.

When you're shakin' out at the midway point, imagine soloing that shiz like Bachar did...

Protection 

9 bolts to mussy's.


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By 426
Mar 27, 2007

Interesting to see this bad boy uprated...

Perhaps even better than the Bachar solo of this is the downclimb of "Xpressway"...
By Tavis Ricksecker
From: Bishop, ca
Jul 5, 2007

According to Marty, this was upgraded when a key hold at the crux broke.
By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Mar 25, 2008

So, who perpetrated the Ripoff anyway?
By Tommy Klinefelter
Nov 11, 2008

Shipoopi, the perp.
By andy patterson
Administrator
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Apr 7, 2010

A fine example of Gorge 5.12. The bottom sections vaunt distinctive face climbing with fun—even intuitive—sequences, and the top starts the pump-clock with a vengeance. One of my favorites, both for its varied climbing and stunning location.
By Jason Chinchen
From: Bend, Oregon
Oct 25, 2010

Rousek coulda never climbed it anyways....
By JamesLucas
Jan 20, 2012

Who Called for the A-team? Better be a little bit B. A. Barackus up there.