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EKV: Exo-atmospheric Kill Vehicle 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Mike Snyder
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Submitted By: Bill Ballace on May 3, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Beginning of EKV, round the 3rd hanger. Happiness...


Out of the 9 or 10 routes at the right side of this cliff this is the third route from the left. Between Papa Knows Best .12d and Calm Like A Bomb .12c/d. It begins on a rounded arete.

Move up a mix of positive small and large pockets ascending the prow. A harder move leads into jug hauling up to the 8th bolt. A long reach attains the two finger pocket ladder. Hang on and keep moving cause it gets steep! Turn the lip and solve the techy, crimpy section to reach the anchor. A crag favorite!


11 bolts, sport anchor

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By Jesse Ryan
Aug 3, 2007
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

EKV starts with nice climbing along a 'slabby' prow. The angle kicks back on jugs. Fairly easy (but pumpy) climbing leads to the powerful and technical crux. Even after the hardest moves, EKV stays out you for a couple of bolts. Superb!
By Joshua Merriam
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 19, 2007

The holds on this climb are SOOO fun. overhanging and positive till three bolts from the top, a several move crux involving a kewl undercling to crimps and 2fers, and then incuts for two more bolts to the chains. Awesome awesome endurance route.
By Nick Stayner
From: Billings, MT
Jul 23, 2012

Totally classic!
By Riofrio
Aug 16, 2012
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Phenomenal! Significantly better than Happiness in my opinion. Also easier to redpoint than Happiness considering the abundance of good rests.
By Mike Snyder
Sep 24, 2012
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Bills description was correct for 2007. As of 2010, EKV is between Papa Knows Best and Calm Like a Bomb, and including Crown Prince Abdullah, it is 3 routes left of Happiness.
Also if memory serves there are 11 bolts and a sport anchor.
By Curt MacNeill
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 20, 2013

My favorite route at tensleep. This thing is unbelievably good! Get er done....

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