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Donkey Kong 

YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: G. Kirchhoff, A. Mollard - July 2012
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Submitted By: grk10vq on Aug 8, 2012

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Donkey Kong


A great, exciting line that follows a double set of hand cracks to an arete, then back across a ledge to the anchor. Well protected, steep and sustained, this line offers great climbing, A must do for the area.

The first ascent was reminiscent of the game Donkey Kong, only instead of hucking barrels, we were tossing choss blocks.


On the far left side of the Upper Canopy. This line starts low in a recess and follows two, left leaning hand cracks.


Gear up to a #3 camalot, stoppers and slings. An extra #2 and #3 camalot or equivalent may be nice to have.

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Good route on good rock
BETA PHOTO: Good route on good rock
Red is Donkey Kong Jr. Yellow is Donkey Kong "...
BETA PHOTO: Red is Donkey Kong Jr. Yellow is Donkey Kong "...

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By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
Dec 21, 2012
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This visually striking crack is what made us trudge around the talus to its end. The start is a bit intimidating but protects well and deposits you in a perfect steep hand crack which you'll be forced to leave for the arete.
Put up ground up OS in the rain, Jungle style.
By Roy Suggett
Sep 29, 2014

Do you have a music video for these sort of shenanigans?
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