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Iron Cross 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Alan Watts, Mike Puddy, October 6, 1983
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Submitted By: Max Tepfer on Sep 6, 2012

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Straightforward climbing up the opening dihedral eventually leads into classic gorge thin crack climbing and stemming. The crux kicks in moving past a horizontal on the right wall (good gear here) to a bolt on the left.


Immediately left of Rim Job.


Gear to 3" (Fingers and smaller for the business)

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By Jon Rhoderick
Apr 7, 2013

There is now a bolt at the upper crux, there is a tricky lieback sequence just below it, but practically all the moves on gear are 5.10 or easier. Pretty rad route with a great stemming crux, it protects well and should be done more, TRing from rimjob or Gruff is quite easy.
By ForrestKaye
Jun 22, 2016

Hardest 11b move....EVER

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