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Ocotillo 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Scott Ayers
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Submitted By: 1Eric Rhicard on Feb 19, 2011

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Description 

Steep face to slightly less steep face. A bit reachy so it is harder if you are shorter.


Location 

Right hand route on the right hand wall of Saguaro Corners.


Protection 

Bolts



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By Hendrixson
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From: Tucson, AZ
Dec 20, 2013
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

While not classic like Four Play or The Wizard, Ocotillo, a 7 bolt 5.11d established by Scott Ayers, is a nice puzzler on quality stone. Laybacks, edges, crimps, and delicate footwork lead to a rest. A short rail traverse brings one to the chains.

I immensely enjoyed deciphering a sequence near the third bolt. Left or right? After my initial attempts were thwarted I switched sides only to switch back on my next try.