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Norman Rockshoes 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Tom Hanson, 1986.
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Submitted By: Ben Mottinger on Jan 1, 2001
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This is a good face climb that has some long reaches and tricky footwork. The holds are small pockets and cobbles that are just enough to get you purchase. It is definitely not an easy route compared to other 9s I've done. This climb is located just around the corner on the right (South-facing wall) as you enter the Dungeon from the North.


3-4 bolts to double anchors.

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By Anonymous Coward
Dec 5, 2001

Another fun one here in the Dungeon. Beta - There is a little finger pocket in the depression that gets you past the first bolt....tricky.

By Darin Lang
Apr 22, 2002

Definitely a fun and tricky 5.9. Don't sweat the high first bolt on this one - it's 5.4 or so to get to it. The crux comes immediately after clipping this bolt, and can be solved in two or three different ways.

By Andy Bristtoe
May 27, 2008

Only three bolts, I swear. But it's super fun and on point with the nine.

By Neil Wachowski
From: Fort Collins, CO
Sep 1, 2008

Perhaps this route just doesn't play to my strengths, but I had a harder time with the crux on this than The Rack. I finally got it when I found the finger pocket, but it definitely didn't come easily. Maybe I'm missing something.

By Stephen Carlos Rydalch
From: Golden, CO
May 18, 2009
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a

A very fun route. An interesting, technical crux. Left me wishing for more.