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Endeavor to Persevere 

YDS: 5.13c French: 8a+ Ewbanks: 30 UIAA: X- ZA: 31 British: E7 7a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.13c French: 8a+ Ewbanks: 30 UIAA: X- ZA: 31 British: E7 7a [details]
FA: Craig Reason
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Submitted By: Tom Rangitsch on Jul 8, 2008

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Pumping up the stellar arete.

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Endeavor to Persevere tackles the arete on the right side of the Killer Cave. The crux involves hard bouldering to the fourth bolt, probably v8, with the hardest part passing the 3rd bolt and getting to the 4th clip.

Start on a large boulder, under the roof, on a side pull and a pinch. Jump up to a right hand jug, then surf out to a 4 finger gaston pocket with your left hand. Next you go up right to a vertical three finger pocket. The left hand stops at an intermediate crimp and then up to the clipping hold, a left hand crimp/pocket. Make a hard clip off this hold, then dead point off of it and a right mono, locking off to a right hand pinch/crimp with poor feet. Next go up to the undercling crack and rest here. Falling at the fourth clip would require an attentive belayer to keep you off the large boulder at the base.

There is another 13a crux pulling over the overhang onto the main part of the arete between bolt 6 and 8. It is difficult to clip bolt 8. Make sure you have good beta for this section as it sucks to fall here after having done the difficult entry numerous times (personal experience). There is a decent shake to the left of bolt 9. A 5.12 move a few bolts higher keeps you honest on the redpoint burn.

A variation called Dr. Endeavor (5.13a) skips the boulder problem at the bottom by climbing the first 3 bolts of Bush Doctor and then traversing to the right out the underclings to meet up with the 5th bolt. This is a 3 star route in its own right.

Protection 

bolts, all of which are in situ.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Insanely pumped, 15 feet to go.  Fortunately the r...
Insanely pumped, 15 feet to go. Fortunately the r...
Rock Climbing Photo: Endeavor climbs out the left side of the low belly...
Endeavor climbs out the left side of the low belly...
Rock Climbing Photo: The arete has two distinct cruxes, in addition to ...
The arete has two distinct cruxes, in addition to ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The second arete crux is a pumpy & commiting seque...
The second arete crux is a pumpy & commiting seque...
Rock Climbing Photo: Profile from outside the cave.  Its as steep as it...
Profile from outside the cave. Its as steep as it...

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By Tom Rangitsch
Mar 30, 2016

CONDITION REPORT 
Rebolted last week with all stainless. Thanks to the BARF!
By Jonathan Siegrist
From: his truck
May 23, 2009
rating: 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a

This is an exceptional climb with wicked position. Boulder problem at the bottom is burly! the first few bolts are the crux, but several other moves along the way could easily spit off those pumped. Rests are not amazing but come here and there, just in time. All of 5.13c for sure.
By Monomaniac
Administrator
From: Morrison, CO
Mar 30, 2010

Gets my vote as the best hard sport route in the Lander area. Has a bit of everything and requires a number of diverse abilities to send.
By Scott W
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Apr 25, 2011

I hope you've been practicing your one arm lock offs on monos...
By Monomaniac
Administrator
From: Morrison, CO
Apr 25, 2011

Hmm, I think you might have some bad beta ;)
By Gee Double
Jun 17, 2014

Opened by Craig Reason
By Blake Cash
From: Chattanooga, TN
Mar 20, 2016
rating: 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a

No mono lock moves at all. Best in Sinks!

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