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Drawbridge 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: John O.
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Submitted By: Aaron Martinuzzi on Feb 14, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Note there are actually 4 bolts. The 2 cold shuts...

Description 

Clip the first bolt from a good stance, figure out a slightly awkward sequence to gain a big ledge, and then scurry up the left side of the prow utilizing good holds on and near the left arete.

Location 

This route climbs the first pillar encountered on the right while walking up the Cedar Creek trail.

Protection 

3 bolts, to 2 open cold shuts.

Per Felix Wong, this route has 4 bolts.


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By IanBarrett
From: rifle, CO
Jan 29, 2013

FA: John O.
By Mathias
From: Loveland, CO
Feb 13, 2015

This is the first route I (tried) to climb at The Palace, and it sure felt harder than a 5.9 to me. I had to back-off what I assume is the crux before getting to the second bolt for fear of decking. That's a rough section. I climbed Churchill Rejects, Sunday Times, and The Scepter the same day, and none of them felt as hard as the lower section of this route. My partner attempted it too, came off halfway between the first and second bolt, and almost hit the deck (feet touched the floor). This was despite me having almost no slack out and dropping down to catch him (and I'm the heavier one, by a lot). So to anyone leading around 5.9 and looking to try this route, be careful.
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