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Flying Child 

YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c [details]
FA: Hardly
Season: Year 'round
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Submitted By: Jay Samuelson on Mar 6, 2013

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  • Description 

    This is a LINK-UP: climb the first half of Flying Cowboys to the ledge, but instead of mantling, traverse left along the lip into the top half of Problem Child.


    Start with Flying Cowboys.


    7 draws + 2 bolt anchor. A longer draw for #4 and #6 can be helpful but is not necessary.

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    By Jay Samuelson
    From: Denver CO
    Mar 6, 2013

    Granted this is a link-up, but I think it's better than either Flying Cowboys or Problem Child. You avoid the ledges on both of those routes, and instead you get consistent, good movement all the way to the top of the wall.
    By Luke Childers
    Mar 6, 2013

    I agree with Jay. The line is really good and very clean. Although I did not get on it, I gave a catch and found it to be a very good link-up, and I'm pumped to try it. Nice send today, Jay. Well done.
    By mlloyd
    From: denver
    Aug 23, 2013
    rating: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c

    An excellent link-up. Good work, fellas! I think it's well graded at 13a.
    By Adam Stewart
    Aug 16, 2015
    rating: 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c

    Really enjoyed this one- has to be one of the best 13s in Clear Creek. I personally felt this is significantly harder than Squeeze Play. I'd maybe say low end 5.13b.

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