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YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Dan McDevitt, Sue McDevitt, 1990
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Submitted By: caughtinside on Dec 8, 2006

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There are no easy sections on the Energizer, it just keeps going, and going... going into the tree about halfway up makes it easier, slightly easier climbing to the anchor. Stellar and sustained.


Bolted face to arete, just right of Church Bowl Chimney.



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By Euan Cameron
From: Redlands and Mammoth Lakes
Feb 1, 2007
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

I can't remember which, but I found the 7th or 8th bolt really awkward to clip. I enjoyed the climb though, the first half of the climb is excellent.
By andy patterson
From: Carpinteria, CA
Nov 14, 2011
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

The beginning seems to go two ways:

A) stay on the arete, and layback to the first bolt
B) go straight up the face to the first bolt

The rest of this climb is, as the description says, sustained. Incredible amounts of perfect stone and 5.11 climbing await the aspiring slab climber...
By BrianWS
Jan 28, 2013
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Felt tough, but my slab tech is lacking.
By Osprey Overhang
From: ...
May 14, 2014

No more tree to rest on half way.
By Max Rausch
From: Monterey, California
Jul 9, 2015
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Likely one of the best sustained sport routes I've ever climbed. (Likely the hardest as well). Lots of
powerful reaches with fun heel hooks. As said above, I think the 7th bolt is super awkward to clip. All of the other clips are right handed. The 7th I had to cross with my left to clip and almost fell.

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