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King of the Ruins 

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

Type:  Sport, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Mike Massey, '95
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Submitted By: Jeff Hebert on Oct 9, 2011

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King of the Ruins


Start on a clean, light-colored face and make a few somewhat strenuous moves to get up to the dark roof. Clip the chain-extended bolt at the lip and then body-tension your way through the roof pull. Things get pretty thin, crimpy, and slopey after the roof pull. You won't get much of a rest until the last few moves below the chains. A brilliant route.


Left side of Powerhouse, straight through the roof and trending rightwards toward the anchor


8 bolts

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