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Killer 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Frank Dusl
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Submitted By: Jesse Ryan on May 25, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Full view of the line, climber approaching the cha...

Description 

Enduro, almost. Start by aiding to the 1st bolt. Launch into the crux via technical and powerful pulls on the left angling seam, edges, and pockets. Move left onto the classic pocket pulling headwall. Crank the roof and hold on for the wild ride through the killer pump to the anchors. Classic moves on the 'biggest holds you'll ever fall off'.

Location 

Located in the central part of the Killer Cave left of the where the trail comes up beneath Bushdoctor (12a). Walk left across the level portion of the cave, jump up on the 1st big dinner plate boulders and find the line that starts via aid and travels left up the seam. Now drool like a fool.

Protection 

Often there will be a fixed rope hanging off the alternate 1st bolt. 12 bolts with fixed draws to anchors.


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Half the fun of Killer!  The ride down! When down, makes one of the best rope swings this side on the planet!  Seen the locals setting it up for their 3 year old!
Half the fun of Killer! The ride down! When down,...
T. Chrudinsky liebacking up 'Killer'. <br />Photo: L. Vojnov.
T. Chrudinsky liebacking up 'Killer'.
Photo: L. Vo...
Me at the crux on TR.  You can see the fixed rope hanging off the first bolt in the lower-right.
Me at the crux on TR. You can see the fixed rope ...
Big fun pocket moves! Pic by Paul.
Big fun pocket moves! Pic by Paul.
T. Chrudinsky moves through the gaston move on 'Killer'. <br />Photo: L. Vojnov.
T. Chrudinsky moves through the gaston move on 'Ki...

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By Peter Franzen
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From: Phoenix, AZ
May 25, 2006
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Classic route! I seem to remember a lot of bees and/or hornets on this route when I climbed it a few years ago. I imagine all those big pockets make nice hives.
By Gee Double
Jun 17, 2014

The 1st ascent jumped from a cheater stone onto the crimp, into the flake and climbed to the top. This method did not catch on...