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Head Over Heels 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: K. & K. Hower
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Submitted By: rob bauer on Nov 23, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: Nice, sunny location.


This is not my route, I'm just adding to the database. (This is route #11 in the new book.) The crux is in the crumbly band.

It is 120' long from ground, 100 feet from the ledge above.


This route is on the right 3rd of the long face, gaining a left-facing dihedral and up, then moving left to anchors on a prominent, clean, right-facing corner easily seen from the base.


6 bolts to 2 good anchors. You could place a few pieces if you brought 'em, maybe 2 or 3 cams up to a #1?

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By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Dec 16, 2013
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Some pieces can be placed on this, it is a long ways between the 5th and 6th bolts. The crux is well protected, but my partner and I think the 2nd bolt should have been placed a few inches lower for easier clipping.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Dec 24, 2013
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

I am commenting again, because I did this route twice in a week's time. I think the crux on this is harder than that on Dog Day Afternoon which is a 10. Maybe some holds have broken off of this.
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