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It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Mike Anderson
Season: Spring thru Fall
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Submitted By: Orphaned on Aug 2, 2006
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Route starts out on a prominent layback edge. Thin moves above the third bolt, then super thin moves above the fourth at a thin horizontal to easier climbing above.

Brian (below) said he thinks it was put up by Chris Harmston?


Two bolt lines left of Crimson Arete, where a 6" layback fin sticks out for about thirty feet up the wall.


Bolts, chains.

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By Mike Anderson
From: Dayton, OH
Aug 15, 2006

I think the photo is of a route I called "It's hard to be a saint in the City". It's named after a Springsteen song, and it's a sly acknowledgment that those three routes (Crimson Arete, Castles Made of sand, and this one) are a tad squeezed. I think I called it 12b.

If I remember correctly, Cold Feet is on the adjacent wall, about 30' to the left of these three...that's the 12c.

Dave never asked be for any information on any of my routes, so I wouldn't be surprised if he made some mistakes.