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Early Bird 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Mike McGee, Carrie & Bob Robertson, 2002
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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Mar 6, 2006

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Bruce working Early Bird.

Description 

Another great moderate 10 on the far right side of Cactus Cliff. Unusual for Shelf with a flared slot halfway up. Varied, interesting climbing.

Start 8' left of Six More Bottles of Basco at a short right-facing flake/corner leading to a flared slot about 40' up. This is 10' right of Fully Equipped, a prominent flared chimney leading to a big roof.

Climb the flake and face to the flared slot. Struggle up the slot and work up to a roof. Turn the roof (crux) and continue up to a final steep bulge. Step left and jam a short hand crack to the anchor.

Protection 

9 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.


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Craig on the final roof of Early Bird.
Craig on the final roof of Early Bird.
Unknown climber seen from Spiney Ridge.
Unknown climber seen from Spiney Ridge.

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By Ben Burnett
From: Colorado
Feb 19, 2012
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Fun and well bolted, but harder than any 10b at Shelf that I can think of, and harder than most 10a's.