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Every Dog Has It's Day  TR 
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Fear the Smear 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Isaac T. on Dec 31, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Fear the Smear on the right end of the slab.

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Description 

This is the last climb to the far right, in the Agony Arch Area. It is not very spectacular, don't drive here just to climb this route.
Good intro to slab route though. Well protected, might make a good first lead climb.

Protection 

5 bolts, chain anchor


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By C Miller
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Jan 3, 2007
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Quality slab climbing on this short route that's over all too soon. Moving right after the first bolt is a little easier than staying direct.
By James Roe
Dec 18, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

If you have shoes that edge well this will be an easy 5.8, but if you have worn down or old shoes you will find yourself struggling, even if you are a stronger climber.

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