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Flash 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Jon Lauters on Jan 6, 2008

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Dobbe on onsight

Description 

Climbs the big overhanging bulge the whole way up. Super Classic jug haul.

Location 

Shares first two bolts with He Man, To the right of The Buddha. climbs the overhang on the left side of the Comic Gallery.

Protection 

6 bolts, hangers. Last bolt before face is a spinner.


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Caleb Cerling working Flash.
Caleb Cerling working Flash.
Overhung pockets and jugs.
Overhung pockets and jugs.
Flash in the early spring.
Flash in the early spring.
(L-R) Flash - He-Man - Skeletor
BETA PHOTO: (L-R) Flash - He-Man - Skeletor
Jamie looking strong as he flashes flash
Jamie looking strong as he flashes flash
Flash attempt on Flash... in my skivvies
Flash attempt on Flash... in my skivvies

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By Dusty
From: Fort Collins
May 28, 2008

Classic.
By moss1956
Oct 7, 2008

No particular move on this climb is hard, its just stacking them one after another that makes it a challenge. This is a good one to do bolt to bolt as your first 11.
By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Oct 8, 2008

This is one of my favorite routes in Iowa. It was a route that I did early in my climbing career and it proved to be a valuable experience - learning how to climb efficiently, to straight arm on clips, to build endurance.
By Tony Brengosz
Oct 12, 2008
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

This would be a classic at any area. Similar to Twinkie at the red, but 50 feet shorter.
By Tradoholic
Apr 3, 2009

When I was on this a long time ago I recall the crux bolt being in pretty poor shape. How's it looking now?
Regardless it was a classic route for sure.
By Langlois
From: NYC
May 3, 2009

Everything looked solid, sounds like its time for you to get back to Iowa Rhoads
By J. Albers
From: Colorado
Feb 10, 2011

When did this thing become 11b? I realize I have not climbed here in almost a decade, but my recollection and my guidebook (yes, there used to be a guidebook) both call this 11d....did something change?
By Tradoholic
Feb 11, 2011

Damn kids are getting stronger in the forearms Albers, but unfortunately weaker in the minds ;)
By matthewkessler
From: Ames, Iowa
Nov 8, 2014

This is 11b because of the overhang ONLY. The holds are about 5.8/9 holds. Even with the overhang I think it's more of a 10c/d. Or a soft super 11a.