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King of Pain 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 65'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Martin Veillon
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Submitted By: Ben May on Nov 22, 2010

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Description 

This climb has a bit of variety. It starts on a slight overhang then it's all face climbing after that. If you want a real challenge, hit up Eagle's Talons (5.12) on the short face above your anchor.

Location 

Starts directly to the right of Icarus. (It's the first bolted line to the right of the dihedral.)

Protection 

Bolts


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By mike74
Feb 5, 2012

This route is a mixed route (trad/sport) or TR.... first bolt about 30 feet off the ground.
By Dave Daly
From: Del Mar, CA
Mar 6, 2012
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

This route has gear placements in the horizontal "gaps" leading up to the first bolt (good Alien placements) Good route!
By tom donnelly
Oct 15, 2012

King of Pain is the 5.9+ R seam to face with an old bolt about 10 feet right of Icarus. I'd guess about 60 feet long. It can be toproped once you do Icarus.
mountainproject.com/images/23/...

(Icarus is not on this topo but it's the 11a corner 6' right of Masterpieces. A circled X originally meant a bolt with no hanger - some have hangers now. )
By outdooreric
From: Lyons, CO
Dec 21, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R

Its about 60 feet long, protected by 2 rusty 1/4" rivets. The first is quite high and has a keyhole hanger hammered on to it. Not a sport climb, but at least the anchor is bomber if you want to TR it.

I ended up climbing just to the right of the seam, doesn't seem to be a route, but was more fun than the dirty crack.
By Ben May
From: Escondido, CA
Dec 22, 2014

Thanks Eric! I've changed the info now. Feel free to contact me at any time for improvements or additions.
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