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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")

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The Iron Curtain, 5.11
BETA PHOTO: The Iron Curtain, 5.11
Derek Bloomstadt on the curtain
Derek Bloomstadt on the curtain
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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