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Old Aid 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: Julian Smith on Dec 31, 2001

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Description 

This is an excellent route! A beautiful crack shoots up the left side of the wall.

Clip an old piton on your way to the top. This is an obviously attractive line as you are viewing the wall. It starts out very steep, cruxes at the bulge, but look for good finger locks. Hustle past the fixed piton, and ponder the top out.

This one is short, but it packs an old school wallop. Enjoy.

Protection 

Stoppers and camming units up to mid-size.


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By cliff powers
Jun 25, 2007

Really fun route. A must do....
By Chris Mack
Sep 6, 2007

"Old-school wallop"...

Damn straight. One of the hardest .9+'s that I have ever been on.

-Mack
By Phil Lauffen
From: The Bubble
Jul 16, 2009
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Old school 5.9+. Some flaring cracks for pro. Burly and greasy. A MUST-DO.
By JasonT
Sep 3, 2009

My first trad route. I liked it!! Super greasy and slopey.
By England
From: ?
Jul 4, 2010
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

THE hardest 5.9 I've ever done. It takes finesse, and time to dial this one in.
By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Jul 4, 2010

When I was at college in the Springs, we would throw this one at visiting Boulder climbers. A great sandbag.
By LawHous
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 27, 2013

Short, sweet, and sandbagged. I'd call it 10a/b probably, so 9+ isn't too far off. Takes 0.3-0.75 C4s at the bottom. Up top is some sketchy, old fixed gear, but the climbing is easier.