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Big Ones Need Love Too T 
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Love Above T,S 
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Recycled Love S 

May-December Romance 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 115'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Brent Kertzman on Oct 26, 2008

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This route works up past a bolt or two then over the overlap and up into a finger crack. Fun moves with thought provoking protection,


The fifth route on the wall as you approach fro the south. Starts just left of the tree which is about 20' right of "Recycled Love".


Bolts, One set of stoppers, One set of cams .4" to 2", Slings
Make every placement count on this pitch
Bolted chain anchor

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By shannon 2me
From: Rapid City, SD
May 13, 2014

This is a great lead for a 5.9 climber just breaking into Trad. The FA was done -Sans- bolts. Wanting this route to see a lot of traffic and gear was marginal it was decided to place the bolts. FYI right at the cruxes;) A 60 meter rope will just reach the ground from the anchors.
By Wilson On The Drums
From: Woodbury, MN
May 29, 2015
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

^ I 2nd that ^ great route for getting into the grade. easy climbing (5.7) on the gear parts and then a bolt each for the 2 cruxes.

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