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Dirty Harry 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 65'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Tom Kalakay, January 2003
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Submitted By: grk10vq on Aug 30, 2012

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Description 

The farthest left line at the Scorched Earth, this perplexing route is a good lesson in funk. A fairly easy start leads to a baffling and just plain odd crux. Despite it's off-balance movement and wealth of insecurity, this climb still remains popular. If you hop on this climb first, a majority of the routes after this will feel pretty straight forward.

Location 

Follow the trail from the parking lot to the base of the main wall, head left and up a small hill into a nook. This will be the last route on your left.

Protection 

Nine bolts to an anchor.


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By Ryan and Jesse Morse-Brady
Apr 19, 2013

This route tends to inspire a bit of a love-hate reaction. I've seen people convinced that it requires a dyno, while others make it through with smooth, balancy moves. Definitely a fun climb either way.
By B-Mkll
From: Bozeman, MT
Sep 21, 2014

Funny, I really didn't find this one all that funky. The crux involved a little body-weight adjustment but didn't feel that bad at all. Just channel your inner gym climber and go for it. Great feet and ever-so-slightly-positive edges the whole way up.