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Don't Feed the Agave 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a PG13

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
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Submitted By: Aimee Rose on Mar 30, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Climb the arete, traversing in from the left on ju...


Reachy moves up an arete lead to even reachier moves off a ledge.


5 bolts to chains.


Starts on the leftmost arete of the tower just above an agave.

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By manuel rangel
From: Tempe, Arizona
Aug 28, 2006

I think it's a lot harder than 11a. Maybe 11c. I've done it bunches of times so I may not be accurate.
By David Arthur Sampson
Jun 6, 2007
rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a

I agree with Manny. I am climbing pretty strong at the moment; I think it may be an 11c. Compare the moves on this route with True Value (or Fruit Bowl) and then you judge.
By MisterE
From: Bishop, CA
Dec 10, 2008
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13

We're giving it 5.11c PG rating in the new guide
By Colin Cox
Jan 29, 2012

This route has only 5 bolts. Someone needs to check their info before posting up routes on MP. This route has always been rated 11c.
By Tradoholic
Apr 22, 2012

Fun all the way. I traversed in on jugs from the left to the first bolt. Yea, kinda reachy but only off the ledge. Definitly 11c-ish.
By JMo
From: Tucson, AZ
Dec 9, 2012
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Just a thought... Maybe not PG if you put a cam in the horizontal above the first bolt. This gives you gear at your feet for the lower crux and w a heads up belay would prevent ground fall before clipping 2nd bolt. Small difference admittedly but an important couple of feet less for a fall. this is a nice line....
By Blue Sheffer
From: Stanford, California
Aug 11, 2015

I agree with JMo, and I'll probably bring a cam if I plan on doing this route again. My partner blew the second clip, brought me off the ground past the initial roof and fell (slowly, softly) to the ground. A cam would have prevented this (I, however, was perhaps not as aware of our weight difference as I could have been...)

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