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It Ain't Pretty Being Easy 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Brian Delaney
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Submitted By: Jay Knower on Dec 8, 2007
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Description 

This route is like a little piece of Rumney transplanted about 100 miles east. It Ain't Pretty climbs up a sinuous line of ill-defined corners on the far left end of the cliff. This is the schist part of the crag. The cool granite starts a bit to the right. As with most shisty climbs, this route offers strange climbing on a daunting array of corners, blocks, and ledges. As for the crux, I'd say it was more sustained than cruxy. I just felt off-balance the whole way.


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8 bolts



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By andyscott
From: Massachusetts
Jun 30, 2010

This is a very enjoyable route in my opinion. Might be the best 12a to break into at shagg instead of shaggin wagon.

By corson
From: Northport, Me.
Jul 27, 2010

Agreed. Way easier than the wagon.