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El Delfin 

YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c

   
Type:  Sport, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c [details]
FA: Guardia Civil
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Submitted By: LeeAB on Sep 18, 2009

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Claude working his way up El Delfin.

Description 

Climb holds that look like stacked cards. Nice sharp jugs that jut from the wall. There is a rest about 20 feet up but it really does not do much good. Make 2 moves on a short tuffa then head out the roof on mostly underclings. Eventually you will be able to lean back onto the base of the finishing corner which juts out behind you. Head up the corner to the anchors.

Location 

This climbs the eastern arch from the eastern side and finishes up the south face.

Protection 

Bolts to a bolted anchor.


Photos of El Delfin Slideshow Add Photo
Sillouette from La Fuente side.
Sillouette from La Fuente side.
Trying my dream climb... worth the world travel
Trying my dream climb... worth the world travel
El Delfin.
El Delfin.
Freezing my nuts off on El Delfin.  The photo does...
Freezing my nuts off on El Delfin. The photo does...
On the double heel hook rest
On the double heel hook rest

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By Monomaniac
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From: Morrison, CO
Dec 11, 2009

Its really not that bad. I agree the rock looks like total choss, but nothing broke on me. This is a pretty amazing feature, and for that reason alone its a classic, even if the climbing isn't all that spectacular.

The rock is extremely sharp though. I would save this for your last day, cause your palms will be thrashed when you're done.
By Levi Call
From: Saint George Utah
4 days ago

I spent a lot of time on this route. It has a good double-heel hook rest about one third of the way through. I fell on the last move many times and finally gave up. The rock is solid and it feels like a gym route. The feet are tricky towards the top and the transfer onto the fin can be challenging/painful