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Double Bock 
Gunning For Gonzo 
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Long Island Iced Ted 
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Pat's Blue Ribbon 
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Pat's Blue Ribbon 

YDS: 5.13- French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ British: E7 6c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.13- French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ British: E7 6c [details]
FA: P. Kingsbury, A. Klaarstrom, Alf Randall spring 2009
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: TomKingsbury on May 21, 2009
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Down low on the 'Blue Ribbon'


A steep finger splitter that goes through a roof at the start, changes cracks at a fracture, and has a crux sequence from the pod to the arete.


north face of the optimator, always shady. 5 minutes lookers right of the 'optimator' route.


mostly yellow and grey aliens, yellow C3 helpful and a blue alien (or 2) towards the top. rap from chains

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By TomKingsbury
May 21, 2009

crux action...

By m-earle
From: Concord, MA
May 28, 2009

Good fucking find man! looks amazing. I'll have to check that out.

By Patrick Kingsbury
Jul 28, 2010

Hope you do check it out Mason!! Its a hell of a line, and would not have gone with out Andres figuring out the crux beta!!! Thanks again Andres!!!!

By Corona
Oct 18, 2012

What a beaut!

By Hayden Kennedy
Apr 12, 2014

This rig is awesome! Really nice fingers to a great boulder problem -- one of the best new routes in the Creek!!