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Oils Well that Ends Well 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Jim Steagall Kevin Sandefur Chris Werner Dave Sobocan
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Submitted By: 46and2 on Aug 14, 2006

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I love this route and IMHO is one of the better routes in the corridor. The crux bottom is tough small crimpers and really cool 5.10 terrain for a long ways until one last thin crux again at the top!


This is the second route on the right wall (West Facing). Start on the crack/ramp to the right for the first two clips and then move straight onto the very thin face!


I believe it had 6 bolts to the fixed chains up top. Pretty easy to set up a top tope from the 757 2X4 route to its right!

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Rock Climbing Photo: Dalon nearing the final crux move; very thin feet ...
Dalon nearing the final crux move; very thin feet ...

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By MrsB
Sep 6, 2015

The crux is between the first and second bolt + a move or two at/just above the second bolt. From the second bolt on the climb is a moderate crimp fest, gradually getting thinner until you get to the chains. The rating is fair, the bottom is tricky but after that everything is there.

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