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Drift and Die 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Ryan Crochiere, October 2006
Season: Late Spring - Fall
Page Views: 454
Submitted By: C Miller on Aug 14, 2006

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Tim on the headwall of Drift and Die

Description 

Preclip the awkwardly placed first bolt and then climb up a short right-slanting ramp to the right (5.10-) to gain a jug and the 2nd bolt. Wander up the easy slab above to finish with a short, steep headwall past two more bolts (5.10-) and shared anchors with Blurry. As an alternative it's possible to climb directly past the first bolt (5.11-).

Although horribly dirty when first established this route has cleaned up greatly and offers a few fun moves.

Location 

Located on the left side of the face between Blurry and Out of Sight.

Protection 

7 bolts, ring anchors (shared with Blurry)


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Photo/topo for the 8000 Foot Crag (Left Side).
BETA PHOTO: Photo/topo for the 8000 Foot Crag (Left Side).
Jason tackling the final headwall on Drift and Die (5.10a), 8000 Foot Crag
Jason tackling the final headwall on Drift and Die...

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By Euan Cameron
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From: Redlands and Mammoth Lakes
Jun 14, 2009
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

I thought the headwall was perhaps a soft 5.10b. The starting moves if climbed directly through the 1st bolt are 5.11a, but the moves that follow the obvious holds on the right are 5.10a.
By Aaron Lawrence
From: Redlands
Jun 13, 2012
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

i felt the crux was a solid 5.10b, harder than any move on "out of sight", the mantle of the headwall felt sketchy.