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House of Cards 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Jim Brink, Paul Heyliger
New Route: Yes
Season: spring, summer, fall
Page Views: 732
Submitted By: Jim Brink on Sep 14, 2012

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Paul Heyliger on FA of 2nd pitch (5.12a).

Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 MORE INFO >>>

Description 

The first pitch is about 11a and the second about 12a with two very hard moves right off the belay.

The first pitch has multiple 10d/11a cruxes.

Location 

This is 30 feet right of Big House on John's Tower. A 60 meter rope needed for rappel from the second belay.

Protection 

One or two cams about 1/2 inch would be useful in a horizontal seam. The rest is sport. There are chain anchors on both belay stations.


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By Steve Murphy
From: Loveland, CO
Jul 22, 2016
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

A nice slab route, just enough bolts, with fun movements. Stay close to the bolt line to keep it at 10c or so (first pitch). Staying right of the last bolt (before the first anchor) will up it to Jim Brink's suggested 11a. Didn't really see anything that would justify a PG rating unless perhaps you neglect to bring a piece as Jim recommends. All just my opinion, of course.
By Jim Brink
Aug 2, 2016

So glad you guys climbed this route. I know of only one send other than my two. I can't explain the PG-13 except that I must have hit the wrong button. It is corrected.
By Monty
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From: Golden, CO
Aug 8, 2016

Great route! I found a green Alien (blue Metolius) was all you need to protect this route perfectly. Thanks for the addition, the second pitch looks awesome too!

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