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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'
Original:  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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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...


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
From: Carpinteria, 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.
By Pavel Burov
Nov 4, 2014

Nice route with several cruxes and meditative jug hikes in between them.

Well bolted.
By Todd Graham
Jan 2, 2016

Great route ... saw Bachar solo this many a time ... so smooth. Once had a rattlesnake on a windy day fall from above the route and land at my feet while I was belaying a bud.
By Raddam6
Mar 31, 2016

Great line. There a few hard moves here and there. Good clipping stances. Great sequential movement in places.

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