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Ladies & Gentlemen 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 6 pitches, 400', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Paul Ross, Hugo and Isabella Tosco 1980
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Submitted By: Brian on Jun 18, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: Ladies and Gentlemen / Bulletproof area

Description 

The first pitch is popular. I don't think the entire route is ever done so I'm including the first pitch only.

1st pitch (5.8). Find a right facing corner off the ground under the middle of the Echo Roof. Climb the corner. At the top of the corner is a bolt and a mantle on to a smooth slab. Above that tread right to some solution pockets. Go up to the anchor and rap from there with one ropes.

Location 

Just to the right of Last Tango.

Protection 

Standard rack. For solution pockets: Brown tri-cam, #3 Camalot.


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By kevin neville
From: Somerville, MA
Oct 27, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Moves to get above the bolt are 5.8+ or 5.9. And then I backed off, after 20 minutes of trying to figure out a foot sequence I actually believed in. It was cold, and my rubber wasn't sticking reliably, but still.... I wouldn't recommend this unless you're comfortable on 5.10 slab.
By Brian
From: North Kingstown, RI
Oct 28, 2013

>>"Moves to get above the bolt are 5.8+ or 5.9. And then I backed off, after 20 minutes of trying to figure out a foot sequence I actually believed in. It was cold, and my rubber wasn't sticking reliably, but still.... I wouldn't recommend this unless you're comfortable on 5.10 slab.">>

"...comfortable on 5.10 slab"?? Of course everyone's perception of a route is unique to their strengths and weaknesses but I think you are going to unnecessarily scare people away from this route with those dire warnings. There is a bolt at the crux and right above that there are two nice holes. One takes a great brown tri-cam and the other a #3 Camalot. This pitch is 5.8 tops. And even though it may seem counter-intuitive cold actually enhances climbing rubber stickiness.
By Tony Telesco
From: Newport, VT
Oct 14, 2014

This is a fun little pitch, 5.8 for sure. Really enjoyed the sudden transition from the layback crack/ face climbing to a classic slab march. A 60 meter rope is more than enough to allow for lowering, rapping or a TR session.
By Robert Hall
Administrator
Apr 25, 2016

The move at the bolt is, if I remember correctly, somewhat height-dependent. Above, Kevin could have gotten on the line of "Bulletproof" ('old school 5.9).
By john strand
From: southern colo
Apr 25, 2016

Interesting..we originally called Bulletproof "5.8 maybe" like saigon..kinda an afterthought grade

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