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Ground Affects 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 35'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 6a [details]
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Jason and Alison at the start
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The finish on tufas is really fun. The pods are friendlier than they appear. It is short and fun.


Stay below the tier at the beginning of Finland. As the wall curves around to the right you will find a stone wall built by climbers. The route is about 20 feet to the right. It is distinguished by some ragged looking pods, and you don't need a stick to clip the first bolt.



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Working the tufa finish; pushing for the chains.
Working the tufa finish; pushing for the...
Scotty starting up Ground Affects on a warm sunny late-November day in Southern Arizona.
Scotty starting up Ground Affects on a warm sunny ...
Halladay starts the crux tufa exit <br />Ground Affects. (5.11)
Halladay starts the crux tufa exit
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By DisturbingThePeace
From: Albuquerque, NM
Nov 28, 2007
rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a

If you don't climb Tufa's often than this route is alot of fun. Starts on steep jugs to a tougher than it looks finish on cool tufa's.

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By Pat Mac
From: Tempe
Oct 10, 2011
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a

Once you can send this route on command.....You will be ready for the harder stuff. Amazing line!