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5.8 Crack T 
Bosker Boozeroo S 
Box Overhang Left T,TR 
Box Overhang Right T,TR 
Boy What Assholes (You Guys Turned Out to Be) S 
Boy What Nice Fellows T 
Captain Smarmbag T,TR 
Cholla Crack T,TR 
Cholla Wall T,TR 
Dave's Face (a.k.a. Sale at Mervyn's) S,TR 
Donde Estan Mis Pantalones S,TR 
Double Vision / Ream Dream S,TR 
Face Off S,TR 
Headwall Crack Left T,TR 
Headwall Crack Right T,TR 
Holy Crack T,TR 
Holy Wall S,TR 
Len's Roof T,TR 
M.C. Epic T,TR 
Narcissistic Dream T,TR 
Nice Guys Finish Last S 
No Exit S,TR 
On Beyond Zebra S,TR 
Overture TR 
Paul's Boutique S 
Polly's Crack T,TR 
RDD Crack T,TR 
Robot City S 
Route 21 T,TR 
Sensuous S T,TR 
Squeeze Chimney T 
Thief in Time S,TR 
Thorazine Dream S,TR 
Unknown T,TR 
Way Beyond Zebra S,TR 

On Beyond Zebra 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

   
Type:  Sport, TR, 55'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Peter Gram (December 1989)
Season: year round
Page Views: 957
Submitted By: Jason Halladay on Apr 3, 2007

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Peter Gram on an early ascent of the route in Dece...

Description 

Climb up the face right of Box Overhang Right but stay on the face & arete and don't get tempted by the nice crack to the right!

Location 

On the face right of "Box Overhang Right". Shown as route number 27 on the Overlook route topo photo.

Protection 

A few bolts to a bolted anchor. Mostly just top-roped or avoided. I haven't seen it led.


Photos of On Beyond Zebra Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Bolting on lead during the FA in December 1989. Ph...
Bolting on lead during the FA in December 1989. Ph...
Rock Climbing Photo: Another view of Peter on the FA, bolting on lead. ...
Another view of Peter on the FA, bolting on lead. ...

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By Camster (Rhymes with Hamster)
Jun 25, 2008

Bolted on lead, which was very interesting to watch/photograph.
By Anthony Stout
Administrator
From: Albuquerque, NM
Jun 27, 2008

A .12b bolted on lead! That's amazing. Please, share the pictures! Is there a good stance to put a bolt in before the crux?
By Camster (Rhymes with Hamster)
Jul 17, 2008

I see Jason loaded up my slides. Thanks, Jason.
Pretty bloody bad quality images. Look like they were taken underwater.
BTW: Many WR routes were done on lead.
By George Perkins
From: Los Alamos, NM
Jun 2, 2016
rating: 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b

"On Beyond Zebra" is 5 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor (bolt count in the books is off).
It's given an "R" for pro in some books, but that's obsolete info, as the 2nd bolt was added after the FA (and the FAist was involved in the process). Now it is just minor runout on 5.8-ish terrain, no issue for anyone even considering 5.12b at White Rock.

I was happy to see the photos posted of the FA showing the arete to the left at the crux is "on", trying to go direct without the arete is quite hard.

Samet's description is hilarious, describing the route as "silly", "premeditated", "contrived" and "stupid" (unlike most rock climbing?), but I've still led it a few times.

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