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Massive Headwound Harry 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Scott Ayers, 1990
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Submitted By: Boodge Nomchompski on Dec 24, 2008

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At the last bolt. Don't be jealous of my home-mad...


Climbs a blunt arete on good edges with a fun balance move getting to the 3rd bolt. The "guide" calls it 11a, but I climbed it before I knew the rating and thought it felt like 10c/d...since I don't typically flash 11a on Mt Lemmon.


2nd bolted route from the entrance end, goes up a blunt arete.


Bolts, chains

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By David Lammers
From: Tucson, AZ
Mar 28, 2010
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

I believe in the "Tucson Select Sport Climbing" guide by Tyler McMillen this route is named "Headwound Harry" and is a 5.10d in his book.
By Hendrixson
From: Tucson, AZ
Mar 29, 2010
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

To the best of my knowledge the route is called "Massive Headwound Harry". The name is a reference to a wound Scott Ayers sustained while putting up the route in 1990.

This route has its own anchors. "Short Vacation" is three bolted lines to the left and shares anchors with "Bad Santa".
By James DeRoussel
From: Tucson, AZ
Jul 14, 2010

"Massive Headwound Harry" is also a reference to an old Saturday Night Live sketch starring Dana Carvey.
By Don Stump
From: Sierra Vista, AZ
Jan 14, 2012

Yeah, I'm not sure what any guide book says, but I did this route in the spring of 2011 I'm only a 5.9 leader, so I'm thinking it's not a 5.11 anything.
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