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YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Josh Smith, Gary Parker, Jason Halladay
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Josh Smith on Mar 22, 2009

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Fritzy cranking through the lower portion of Deman...


Has a crux down low, and then has pretty fun, rambly climbing. This route is kind of squeezed in with Pitchfork and Pale Rider, and about a third of the way up all three routes converge. Stick with the middle line if you want the climbing to stay at 5.9.


On the left end of Walt's Wall.


12 bolts to chains

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Rock Climbing Photo: Past the business on Demanda.
Past the business on Demanda.

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By Daniel Trugman
From: La Jolla, CA
Jun 16, 2009
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Great moderate sport route with cool, varied moves and a line that just keeps going! Crux is the first twenty five feet with easier but arguably more entertaining 5.8 above.

I'm guessing a 50m rope won't work as I had less than twenty feet left in my 60m after lowering off.
By Chris Wenker
From: Santa Fe
Jun 29, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Does the anchor seem off-route, too far to the right? It seems like there's a big swing potential for any toprope followers. Or were we off-route?

My belayer was holding the halfway mark on my 60m rope exactly when I hit the anchor, so a 50 wouldn't do it.
By Daniel Trugman
From: La Jolla, CA
Jun 29, 2009
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

I think the anchors were put in before the route was climbed (probably to provide a top-rope anchor for cleaning) and thus it wasn't clear at the time where the line was going. I agree that the anchors are a little off to the right but I'm not sure it's a big enough deal to warrant moving them (I presume this is the FAs line of thinking as well).
By skelldify
Nov 17, 2015
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

This is a great line that is marred by horrendous bolt placement. You have to clip many of the bolts mid-sequence, and can never seem reach a bolt from any of the rests.
By Josh Smith
Nov 20, 2015

Regarding the comment from skelldify, it seems worth noting that considerable thought went into bolting this route. In the months after it went up, I received feedback from a number of people and ended up moving several bolts (and added a bolt in the middle because of runout, hence the bolts that are to close too close together). I climbed it again this fall to see if it still held up as a quality route a decade later, and my feeling was that it did. The anchor is a little too far off to the right for the reason Daniel cites, but that seemed minor. I suggest that a few long draws can help the leader with drag and that top ropers benefit from a few directional draws.

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