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6. Big Wall
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Alpine Line (first pitch) S 
Batman S 
Broken Bit S 
CT7 S 
Flippin' the Bird S 
Groovin' S 
Hinterland (first pitch) S 
Hinterland (second anchors) S 
Laid Back and Well Hung S 
Opposing Gravity/the Streak (1st pitch) S 
Romania S 
Space Between, The S 
Streak (second anchors), The S 
Twisted Sister S 
Welcome to the Bird S 
Wreaking Ball S 

Flippin' the Bird 

YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Eric Horst, 1995
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Submitted By: Tyrel Fuller on May 5, 2011

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Opening crux move

Description 

Powerful movement from start to finish. The entire climb is hard, but the crux is probably moving through the sharp edges guarding the chains.

It is possible to link this route up with Hinterland? for a much longer climb.

Location 

Just right of Groovin'.

Protection 

5 or so bolts to chains. The protection and anchor bolts are probably due for replacement.


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Locking off the sidepull and going for the pocket
Locking off the sidepull and going for the pocket
Utilizing the mono
Utilizing the mono
Mid crux
Mid crux
Michael Davis working the moves of Flippin' the Bird. <br /> <br /> The climbers to the right are on Hinterland (middle; black shirt) and The Streak (right; white helmet).
Michael Davis working the moves of Flippin' the Bi...

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By Crossing
From: Breinigsville, PA
Oct 25, 2012
rating: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c

12d? I thought the consensus on this was 13a, this thing is hard bottom to top. Some people have indicated its like a V7/8 boulder problem.
By Tyrel Fuller
From: Denver, CO
Jan 20, 2013

Ryan, Eric told me its original grade was 5.12d, so that is what I posted it at.