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Killer Joe 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Manjushri on Jan 11, 2013

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A steep start traverses slightly leftward and up to a slab finish. There is a direct start TR that goes at 5.12.


The middle route on the wall.


5 bolts to chains.

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By BoulderCharles
Jan 12, 2014
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

Fun route and worth doing if you are at the wall. Tough first move but fun, dynamic moves afterwards to the slab.

Time lapse of a semi-rad ascent:
By MN norske
From: Henderson
Mar 18, 2014
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

10+ for sure. some good feet and balance movements will get you through the crux down low to 3rd bolt
By Keith Turkowski
Aug 18, 2014

Climbed this yesterday. I am not familiar with the route, but It seems like a hold broke off about 18" above and to the right of the second bolt. Progressing past this point seems very difficult now.

Update: just read a comment in the tick marks from April 2014 about a rail breaking off past the second bolt. 5.10 climbers might want to avoid this route for now.
By Eric72
From: San Diego, CA
Dec 6, 2014
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

Climbed this about a year ago, just climbed it last weekend and it seems like it's lost a lot of holds and become even more of a sketch fest. No longer felt anything like 10-. There's a loose block near the first bolt, as well.
By Sergey Shelukhin
From: Seattle, WA
Jan 3, 2015
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

This route made my day after spending all day climbing at Panty Wall!
Great route. Still felt 10-, maybe it's height dependent though (I'm 6'3").

The side-flake below the first bolt feels like it's going to pull... the rest seemed pretty solid.
By Ancent
Dec 31, 2015
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

Great short climb for the end of the day. 5.10+ compared to other nearby routes.

If a hold broke off, I'm not aware, but it's so safely bolted that it's worth it to try it out. We were told there's an anchor above to rap into if you want to TR or clean a failed attempt. Give it a go!

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