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Maxx 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
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Submitted By: Tim Kuss on Dec 4, 2009

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Description 

Climb the choss arete to the roof entering the right-facing corner to a ledge, and do some scary moves to the start of the crack, which is followed to the top. Classic.

Location 

This is around the corner, right of Byrd's.

Protection 

This is totally scary if you don't stick clip the first bolt in the corner. Bring draws and hand-sized gear. It needs fixed anchor to prevent rope jamming in the crack at the top.


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By Ben Griffin
From: Durango, CO
Jun 13, 2014

This route gets only three stars because the start of the climb is terrible. The corner and the crack are classic. Really tiny stoppers and a green Alien should protect the crux, from the first to the second bolt. Good old fashion sport/trad!