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A Feathery Tong T,TR 
A mind Forever Voyaging 
A Sinners Last Gift T 
Aching Alms T 
Arms Race T,TR 
Bluebells T,TR 
Bridges over Troubled Water T,TR 
Choice of a New Generation, The T,TR 
Christmas Tree Crack T,TR 
Danger Blanket T 
Danger High Voltage T 
Don't bring a knife to a gun fight a.k.a. "Gun Fight" T 
Double Breasted Anchor T,TR 
Driving in Duluth T 
Ecclesiastes T 
Echoes S 
Ex Nihilo T,TR 
Flight School T 
Fool's Progress, The S 
Goliath's Finger Crack T,TR 
Great Bird Chimney, The T 
Happy Happy, Joy Joy S 
Hidden Agenda T 
Hidden Treasure T,TR 
I Could've Been a Contender T 
Iron Maiden T,TR 
Jim's Crack T 
KGB T,TR 
Laceration Jam T 
Long Distance Commute T,TR 
Lord of the flies (free) AKA: Comrades in Slings (aid) T 
Mack the Knife T,TR 
Mr. Lean T,TR 
Night Vision T 
Old Men in Tight Pants TR 
Oz - (AKA The Road To Emerald City) T 
Palisaid T 
Phantom Corner TR 
Phantom Crack T,TR 
Poseidon Adventure T 
Presents T 
Pussyfoot T 
Quetico Crack T,TR 
Rapprochement T,TR 
Scars and Tripes Forever T 
Socket Wrench T,TR 
Soli Deo Gloria T 
Squab T 
Sunny and Sheer TR 
Superior Arete T,TR 
Superior Crack T,TR 
Swimsuits and Harnesses T,TR 
Swizzlestick Legs T,S 
Urge to Mate T,TR 
Warrior's Last Dance On Earth TR 
Water Babies T,TR 
Wise Guys T,TR 
Withering Heights T,TR 
Yellow Feather T 
Unsorted Routes:

I Could've Been a Contender 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Dave Pagel
Page Views: 410
Submitted By: BIATHLON on Oct 5, 2009

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Description 

Start by climbing a nice finger crack with small edges on either side for the first 20'. Gain the large ledge and choose to either climb the finger/hand crack on the left or the offwidth on the right, or combine both. Probably better to place gear in the hand crack. The last 20-30' is climbing up loose, gravely, broken ledges. The majority of this climb is pretty loose. Rap in with on 50 or 60 meter rope.


Location 

100' feet north of the North Tower in the Northern Ramparts. Just north of Water Babies. Look for open gravel area at the top. #79 in the Falcon guide.


Protection 

Cams Black Diamond #.3-#4. I think I placed doubles of #1 and #2. Anchor setup is long slings around two trees.



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By Sam Daley
From: Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 20, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Great movement through the middle third of the climb. When leading, just be careful of the lose blocks in the final third of this climb.