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Intimidator 

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

   
Type:  Sport, Chipped, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Alvino Pon - '90
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Submitted By: Mike Anderson on Oct 26, 2006
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Description 

This is the most blatantly chipped route I've ever climbed in Penitente (I was goint to say "ever", then I remembered that I've climbed in Rifle before.) Most chipped routes, especially around here, have "enhanced" or "comfortized" holds. This route has pockets drilled straight into blank stone. It's really a bummer too because this is one of the very few overhanging pieces of rock in the SLV. It might have been a good hard route, but now it's just a pile.


Protection 

Bolts, stick clip for first bolt.


Location 

Just past the Virgin painting, where the canyon makes a bend to the right. Climbs the left side of a large egg-shaped boulder sitting on a pedestal.



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