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Duh Bulge 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Tony Lusk, Glenn Todd
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Submitted By: Mike on May 27, 2006
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Description 

Follow bolts over obvious bulge, then easier crack to chains. Very fun route in a great setting.


Location 

Route goes directly over the obvious large bulge on the right side of Ruins Left.


Protection 

Mostly bolts. A couple small-med cams will help in the crack above bulge, or just run it out over easier (5.8-ish) terrain to the chains.



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MisterE - Eric S pulling the business roof on Duh Bulge.
MisterE - Eric S pulling the business roof on Duh ...
Duh Bulge makes some climbers pause and consider.
Duh Bulge makes some climbers pause and consider.
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By Joseph Stover
From: Batesville, AR
Dec 18, 2007
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c

This would be a really hard one if the climbing was sustained 11 up to duh bulge, but then it would be like 11c/d. As it stands I think 11a is fair for a short powerful sequence. FUN! I thought the pro above was pretty crappy, but I am not too experienced. One or two pieces should be enough to calm the mind.

By Braxtron
From: ...
Feb 9, 2008
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c

Fun moves at the crux! Pro to 1" for the good crack above the bulge. FYI: it's 25' between the crux bolt and the next one, granted it's only 5.8ish after the crux.

By Jon Ruland
From: Tucson, AZ
Feb 14, 2009

this climb could be 11b if the rest of the climbing were harder, but aside from the bulge itself there's nothing on this thing harder than 5.8 or 5.9. it's basically a 5.9 mixed route with a V2 boulder problem cutting it in half.

the crux is very well bolted, but you'll want some small stuff for a placement or two in the crack above the bulge.

By Angel Mangual
Jan 10, 2011

Great move over the Bulge! Good job Daryl on your onsight!

By Daryl Allan
From: Sierra Vista, AZ
Jan 10, 2011
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c

Thanks Angel! Nice route.. one move wonder but really fun. Mellow run to anchors past crux on small gear.

By Christian
From: Casa do Cacete
Jan 10, 2011
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c R

Yeah, nice work on that Daryl!

PS For first-timers, this is a MIXED route!