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Iron Curtain 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Bob Gaines, November 1991
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 5, 2009

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Bloomstadt on the upper section of the curtain


Although seldom done this high-quality line, which requires one to be adept at several styles of climbing and is played out on high quality stone, is sure to bring a smile to your face once you clip the anchors.

A thin slabby section with smallish edges (5.11) is found between the first two bolts on the lower apron and there's another crux (5.10+) higher as the angle steepens and you make some interesting moves up a headwall in a corner to gain a ledge with the anchors. Three stars out of five.


The left of three routes near the obvious reddish patch of rock.


4 bolts, 2 bolt anchor/rap (all bolts 3/8")

Photos of Iron Curtain Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Iron Curtain, 5.11
BETA PHOTO: The Iron Curtain, 5.11
Rock Climbing Photo: Derek Bloomstadt on the curtain
Derek Bloomstadt on the curtain
Rock Climbing Photo: Mayville in it to win it above the half out first ...
Mayville in it to win it above the half out first ...

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