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Minstrel in the Gallery 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Mike Tupper, 1990
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Submitted By: Michael Kimm on Jun 9, 2007

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Mike on Minstrel, November 2008

RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>

Description 

Starts between A Day in the Life and Yaak Crack, next to a small tree. A bouldery start leads to a very thin and very sustained overhung face. The holds get bigger and the wall steeper as you go. 5.12a if you start off the shelf behind.

Protection 

Bolts to Chain Anchors.


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By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jan 27, 2011
rating: 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

On 1/27/11, the LVCLC with support from the ASCA replaced the first pro bolt on this route with a 1/2 x 2.75" SS 5-piece.

On 1/29/11, the LVCLC with support from the ASCA replaced the second to last pro bolt on this route with a 1/2 x 3.75" 5-piece bolt. The anchors were also replaced with 1/2 x 5" SS 5-piece bolts and equipped with mussy hooks.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Nov 18, 2013
rating: 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

fantastic route, definitely harder than the Prophet and Tour De Pump. stays with you the whole way, but if you can make it to the one big jug on the route and get some back, you can probably clip the chains.

This route lost a key hold in recent years- ticking up the difficulty of the route off the ledge to .12b. Add the tough start of equal difficulty, and this route stays with you the whole way. I'd say this is .12b/c if you're tall, if you're short, it's solid .12c as you cannot avoid the heinous crimps passing the second bolt.
By zach cook
From: Boise, ID
Feb 2, 2016

Fingery, difficulty is sustained, save some juice for the last 20'. Great route!

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