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Blue Donkey Express 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Darrel Sommerlatt
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Submitted By: nicojah on May 23, 2013

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Climber at the anchors of Enkefet

Description 

Face climbing up the center of a robust column of varied basalt textures. Ten bolts protect the leader and are spaced out while protecting the wall's hardest moves. The first two-thirds of climbing is sustained 5.11 climbing while the last section before the last bolt features several 5.12a/b moves over five meters of sloping, small side pulls and crimpers on hard basalt. Fun climbing with two ledges for natural rests to attack the crux!

Very difficult onsight.

Name is a throwback to the wonderful taxi-bus system in Addis.

Location 

This climb goes up the middle of the face of a large column to the left of the big tree.

The first bolt is about 4 meters off the ground below a dicey roof.

Protection 

10 quickdraws and two bolt anchors at the top with quicklinks.

Note: Climbers can reach the anchors of Enkefet from Tara Gara by climbing a small 3 meter section of 5.7 to set up a top rope.


Photos of Blue Donkey Express Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Nearing the crux at the top!
Nearing the crux at the top!
Rock Climbing Photo: At the first bolt of Enkefet
At the first bolt of Enkefet
Rock Climbing Photo: In the second section of Blue Donkey
In the second section of Blue Donkey
Rock Climbing Photo: Elad Omar high up on the crux of the Blue Donkey
Elad Omar high up on the crux of the Blue Donkey

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