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Face To Face 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
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Submitted By: duh on Feb 5, 2007

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Susan near the big crux move.


Start up "Hole In One" for the first 3 bolts. (longer draw on the 3 bolt helps with rope drag) Then head up and right thru steep huecos, turn the lip on thin holds and face climb to the anchors.


8 bolts, closed cold shut anchor.

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By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Sep 22, 2007
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Nice route taking the right hand line of the 3 routes that push the roof. Seemed like a cleaner more direct route than "hole in one" to the left. Hung at the 4th bolt as it was difficult to release with my right. Shuffle of the feet a few seconds rest and bingo! Nice route, fun and would definitely do it again. By the way kids. I don't lead .11d. The grade is inflated. Sorry.


edit: Russ is sitting here and claims in old-skool fashion that I hung...therefore, I did not lead the route.

What a sucker!
By Phil Esra
Apr 7, 2014

Brilliant line! Fun and varied. Agree with Susan's beta that the route gets easier if you hang on it.
By Jeff Edge
Nov 26, 2015

Another +1 for Susan's crux-hang beta, was super helpful for my onsight flash.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Nov 28, 2015
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Can't speak for you guys but it wasn't the first or last time for "hang then fire".

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