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Have a Beer with Fear 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Richard Harrison, Paul Van Betten ('92)
Season: Any
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Submitted By: Matt McMurray on Apr 11, 2007

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After the first bolt there a reachy section that is a little sketchy if this is at your limit. The crux for a lot of people comes toward the top as your forearms begin to feel it. There is a nice jug a little above the forth bolt to clip from instead of making the hard clip from the crimps below.


This route climbs the right side of the main arete formed by the North and East faces, immediately to the right and around the corner from Caustic Cock.


4 bolts and then traverse to the cold shut anchor up and to the right (a little runout and some rope drag, but solid).

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By iklimbrocks
Mar 5, 2010

First bolt is bad on this route! It's noticeably sticking out of the wall. The rest of the bolts are spinners. The anchor is good.
From: Wherever we park!
Mar 29, 2010
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

every bolt where one might fall on this route is terrible and badly in need of replacing. good line.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Mar 29, 2010
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

thanks for the heads up guys, we're aware of this and hope to get out and replace the bolts soon. will update this page when it happens.
From: Wherever we park!
Apr 4, 2010
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

awesome john, glad to see guys taking care of their local areas. drop me a line if you're ever in denver!

By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 20, 2010
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

On 5/19/10 the LVCLC and ASCA replaced the first three bolts on this route, the first two of which were moved due to rock quality and clipping stance concerns. All the new bolts are 1/2" x 3.5" 5-piece.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jun 13, 2010
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

The first bolt was moved to the left to facilitate clipping from the left side of the bulge with the right hand. Some folks go up on the right, and I did try to allow for clipping from that side as well, but the rock and stance dictated the bolts position to favor the left side more than the right.

And yeah, 1/2" is standard for replacement here, but to be honest, in that rock, i would have preferred even bigger!

Edit: It has come to our attention that the first bolt on this route is a little high- it was placed there in order to prevent hitting the slab if one were to fall at the crux. A stick clip is recommended for shorter people who dont feel comfortable with the opening moves.
By Brian Weinstein
Apr 27, 2011
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

There is definitely some commitment involved in getting to the first bolt. The route somehow flows well with the bolting placements. If pushing the grade heed John's advice.
By Chaz-O
Apr 30, 2012
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

I climbed this route with 2 different variations for the crux sequence. Both sequences felt like 11c to me, so I'm not sure why this is rated 11a. Nonetheless, it's a great climb and I'd recommend it. The bolting was fine for me.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 1, 2012
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

I think this thing shed a key jug as you pull onto the overhanging headwall recently- I've watched some folks do it recently and it looked way harder than I remember it being. I remember the crux being passing the first bolt and then it was cruiser jugs to the chains.
By Derek Kvedar
From: Las Vegas, NV
Apr 19, 2013
rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Really cool route. With the broken jug, it feels more like 11b using the holds on the left and 11c using the crimpers straight up past the third bolt.
By Weston L
From: Summerlin, NV
Oct 4, 2013

Saw a sizeable hold fall off of the upper portion of this route today. Unsure of how much that it has impacted the climb, however, this thing was probably the size of a roofing shingle
By redlude97
Mar 26, 2015
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Climbed it this past week and it felt harder at the top than Caustic, but I never climbed it before the hold broke. So both are probably 11b/c now
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
May 29, 2015
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Sequential, but felt 11a. Holds are pretty good. Caustic felt harder, but of similar quality.
By Simon W
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jul 3, 2015

No longer 11a.

Pretty solid 11+ to onsight due to the sucker holds and sequential nature of the upper crux. Solid mid 11 even once you have it figured out.

The headwall crux is short. Climbs more like two tricky boulder problems than a route in its current state. Not bad nonetheless just don't expect a gimme.
By Derrick
11 hours ago
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Didn't feel harder than 11a at all to me, the top is sustained making fourth clip pumpy but the climbing is easy. Really great climb.

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