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Gravity Boots 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Eddie Whittemore, Paul Sloan - 1992
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Submitted By: saxfiend on Nov 30, 2006

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Lead Climb Flash Age 9


Another excellent route for neophyte leaders, with a thin and reachy section down low that's a little harder than the grade. Follow the face just left of an arete up to the top.


Rocket Slab area; starts just right of Afterburner and left of the arete.


3 bolts, bolted anchors.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Lindsey climbing Gravity Boots.
Lindsey climbing Gravity Boots.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ryan leading.
Ryan leading.
Rock Climbing Photo: First climb
First climb

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By Brad "Stonyman" Killough
From: Alabama
Oct 30, 2008
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Nice intro into slab climbing. A hold missing between 2nd & 3rd bolt makes for an interesting crux. Worth the climb.
By James Earp
Jul 4, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

I climbed this yesterday and had a pretty good time on it. It's a really simple climb but has a nice crux that takes a little thought when climbing. Good warm up for the 5.11s to the right of the area!
By Jason Watts
From: Boulder,CO
Dec 13, 2011
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

climbing the route proper seemed a little sandbagged at 5.7, but if you trend left at crux and reach for the bolts it feels no different than gravity boots next to it.
By Alan Brock
From: Cleveland, TN
Oct 20, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Went left of the bolts to keep it 5.7; good warmup. Going straight up the bolts is harder than a 7 IMO.

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