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Muscle Shoals 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 112'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: EFR,Clay Mansfield,Drew Munson,'13
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: 1Eric Rhicard on Aug 22, 2013

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EFR taking care of business on the FA


The first half of this route is super fun climbing that angles up and left to a ledge. You may find yourself out of your depth beyond this point. Shake out as things get thin, hard and difficult to unravel. The climb finishes on Naranja. The moves left to the anchors are not too bad but some might want a yellow Camalot to protect them.


Starts between Naranja and Clip Tide.


14 bolts to leaver biner anchors. A yellow cam is optional.

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Rock Climbing Photo: EFR high up on the route
EFR high up on the route
Rock Climbing Photo: Great view of the route from the approach trail
Great view of the route from the approach trail

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By Luke Bertelsen
Sep 13, 2015
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

I wonder if the star ratings given by folks for this and for Clip Tide are based on Reef standards versus Mt. Lemmon standards. Both this climb and Clip Tide are 3 stars anywhere on the mountain, IMO.

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