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Mud Shark 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Steve Sangdahl and John Baldwin, 1996 or 1997
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Submitted By: Joe Collins on Jun 30, 2002

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Pretty fun steep slab climbing. Begin as for Dream On and Leviathan in the center of the wall. Climb the three bolt 5.10a to the 2 bolt anchor. Mud Shark takes the rightmost of the three bolted lines above the anchor.

Climb the weird seam to a crux traverse sequence below a bulge...funky and slippery. 4 or 5 bolts past the anchor...8 or 9 total.


8 or 9 QDS and 2 bolt anchor.

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By claramie
From: Boulder, CO
May 17, 2009

Awesome pitch from the river to the top anchors. Tough, slippery crux requires technical feet. Well worth doing.
By slim
Sep 21, 2009
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Good route with tricky flared jamming. Thankfully the footwork is on surprisingly grippy rock. The contrived finish left a bit to be desired though.
By Mark Rolofson
Sep 9, 2015
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

I returned & repeated this climb on Labor Day. It has been 10 years or more since I last climbed it. What a great pitch! I had climbed it several times since 1998. The shallow, leaning crack followed by the steep slab is techinical & insecure on perfect stone. I think I will stick with the .12a rating I gave it in my last guidebook to the area "Boulder Canyon Sport & Adventure Climber's Guide - Volume I". There are now a total of 12 clips, since one got added to the shared start. 7 bolts above the first anchor.
By Steve Sangdahl
From: eldo sprngs,co
Sep 10, 2015

F.A.: Steve Sangdahl and John Baldwin '96 or '97.

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