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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'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.13c French: 8a+ Ewbanks: 30 UIAA: X- ZA: 31 British: E7 7a [details]
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Submitted By: Tom Rangitsch on Jul 8, 2008

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Pumping up the stellar arete.

Description 

Arete on the right side of the Killer cave. Hard bouldering to the fourth bolt, probably v8ish with the hardest part getting to the 4th clip. Falling here 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. Decent shake to the left of bolt 9. There is a 5.12 move a few bolts higher where you could definitely fall off 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 4th bolt. This is a 3 star route in its own right.


Protection 

bolts, all of which are in situ.



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Insanely pumped, 15 feet to go.  Fortunately the rock is super sharp through this last section. <br /> <br />Geoff Sluyter photo.
Insanely pumped, 15 feet to go. Fortunately the r...
Endeavor climbs out the left side of the low belly, then pretty much follows the sun/shade line up the snaking arete.
Endeavor climbs out the left side of the low belly...
The arete has two distinct cruxes, in addition to the building pump.  Midway through the first crux. <br /> <br />Geoff Sluyter photo.
The arete has two distinct cruxes, in addition to ...
The second arete crux is a pumpy & commiting sequence getting past the next draw above the climber. <br /> <br />Geoff Sluyter photo.
The second arete crux is a pumpy & commiting seque...
Profile from outside the cave.  Its as steep as it looks!
Profile from outside the cave. Its as steep as it...
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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