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Natural Selection 

YDS: 5.12b/c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.12b/c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Jeff Engel - 1996
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Submitted By: Colin Erskine on Feb 8, 2006

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Description 

Start 6' right of Midsummer Daydreams, right of a shallow corner. Climb up the vertical section then hit large (and I mean LARGE) pockets and hueco features on the 45-degree or so overhang. Climb up and slightly off to your left, follow the bolts and you should be fine.

Protection 

Bolts. Please do not toprope off of the fixed gear at the top, use your own draws for that. If the biners on the chains look worn or do not work properly, please replace them. It's good karma.


Photos of Natural Selection Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Bob Kryzer on Natural Selection. June 30, 2010.
Bob Kryzer on Natural Selection. June 30, 2010.
Rock Climbing Photo: enjoying the jugs of Natural Selection
enjoying the jugs of Natural Selection
Rock Climbing Photo: The Softball.
The Softball.
Rock Climbing Photo: Joe Mos. entering into the crux on Natural Selctio...
Joe Mos. entering into the crux on Natural Selctio...
Rock Climbing Photo: Joe Mos getting Gnarly at the lip of the roof.
Joe Mos getting Gnarly at the lip of the roof.
Rock Climbing Photo: Natural Selection -- crux. 30 June, 2010. Photo: T...
Natural Selection -- crux. 30 June, 2010. Photo: T...
Rock Climbing Photo: Joe on Natural Selection.
Joe on Natural Selection.
Rock Climbing Photo: Brandon Busch about to set off in the roof.
Brandon Busch about to set off in the roof.
Rock Climbing Photo: Brian clipping draws
Brian clipping draws
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting up Natural Selection.
Starting up Natural Selection.
Rock Climbing Photo: Brandon cruising on Natural Selection, Joe Mos bel...
Brandon cruising on Natural Selection, Joe Mos bel...
Rock Climbing Photo: Joe Mos styling the bottom on everyone's first Wil...
Joe Mos styling the bottom on everyone's first Wil...
Rock Climbing Photo: getting stung by wasps! besides that a fun experie...
getting stung by wasps! besides that a fun experie...
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting the final headwall on Natural Selection.
Starting the final headwall on Natural Selection.
Rock Climbing Photo: Clipping the draw before the first roof
BETA PHOTO: Clipping the draw before the first roof

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By AntVicino
Oct 19, 2010
rating: 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

10/18/2010 I cleaned two draws off the anchors of Natural Selection. If these belong to you, shoot me a message and I will get them back to you
By Jon Marek
From: Sioux Falls, SD
Nov 8, 2010

Great jug haul. A true test of forearm fortitude!
By CharlesErickson
From: Golden, CO
Aug 24, 2011
rating: 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Loose block at first horizontal break between first and second bolt.
Beware belayers, if this blows it could be interesting if you are standing below

Happy sending!

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