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Back to Montana S,TR 
Cochiti Classic T 
Cochiti Ugly T,TR 
Empty and Meaningless S 
Feminist Men S 
Grunge Up the Munge T 
Gunning for the Buddha S 
Holy Wars S,TR 
La Espina S,TR 
Laurel's Climb S 
Monkey Lust S 
Montana Deviate T,S 
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride T,TR 
Napoleon Blown-Apart S 
Open Mouth Syndrome (OMS) S 
Pickpocket S 
Praise the Lunge S 
Thief Crack T 
Thief in Time S 
To Catch A Thief S 
Touch Monkey S 
Unknown S 
Unknown - Boulder Left S 

Gunning for the Buddha 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Bertrand Gramont & Tom Kalakay 5/87
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Submitted By: Monomaniac on Dec 4, 2006

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DisturbingThePeace nabbing the redpoint after a 4 ...


This sequential line is a classic Cochiti test-piece. Half the trouble is deciding which of the heavily chalked pockets visible from the ground are best left unused. The other half is keeping it together on the final, tricky slab move just below the anchors.

The technical crux is reaching the obvious S-shaped crack at midheight, where a great rest gives way to the sinister, slabby redpoint crux just above.


The next bolted wall left of Praise the Lunge.



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Here I am falling off at the crux of GFTB yet again.  This was two years ago and after tweaking a finger I haven't been back since.  However, after many hangboard sessions I am ready to go back... and probably be humbled once again.
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<a href='/v/napoleon-blown-apart/105894247'>Napoleon Blown Apart</a>, <a href='/v/grunge-up-the-munge/106015457'>Grunge Up the Munge</a>, Proctologist's Fantasy, <a href='/v/praise-the-lunge/105893507'>Praise the Lunge</a>, Unknown Parallel Cracks, <a href='/v/gunning-for-the-buddha/105893514'>Gunning for the Buddha</a>
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By Mike Anderson
From: Dayton, OH
Oct 9, 2007
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

This may have been 12a at one time, but with the erosion of the pockets and footholds, it is surely solid 12b.