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Last Laugh 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c [details]
FA: D. Hare, 1995
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Submitted By: Tony B on Sep 19, 2001
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Description 

This climb is pretty fun and pretty technical.

Start this climb as for Grins, climbing that route to the top of the "tooth," about 50 feet up. Step to the left and clip a bolt, or vice versa, and do the crux move to establish yourself just left of the arete. Climb up at the edge of the arete past two more bolts with a second crux above the last bolt. Finish on a ledge with a 2-bolt anchor & walk off or rap.


Protection 

Standard light rack up to 3" plus 3 bolts for the 5.11 section. [Rossiter] calls for large RPs, but I think you're just as well going for it on the standard rack and trusting the bolts to catch you; it is not really runout.

This is a reasonable top-rope to set from near the top of Grins, but it would require a scramble to get to if starting from the top of the cliff.

You may need a 60m rope to TR this climb or to lower off.

Eds. the right bolt of the 2 bolt anchor without rings is protruding noticeably from the rock.



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Mark nearing the anchors of Last Laugh. <br /> <br /><em>Eds. this may be the route to the left of Last Laugh.</em> <br /> <br />Photo: Dave Fiorucci.
Mark nearing the anchors of Last Laugh.

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<em>Eds. this may be the route to the left of Last Laugh.</em> <br /> <br />Photo: Dave Fiorucci.
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By prod.
From: Boulder, Co
Apr 13, 2012

Sort of a 1 move wonder.

I am pretty sure we were on route. Here is what we encountered.

Clip bolt at top of tooth for Grins.
Make interesting transition move to 2nd bolt.
Keep heading up, 10' to 2 bolts? but not the anchor. Then up to the anchor?

Sound right to anyone?

Prod.