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Pinching Bird Shit 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
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Submitted By: richard magill on Mar 30, 2007

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Description 

A 4-star route with a name like that? It might be reaching a bit to call it 4-stars, but I do think this is one of the best routes at this crag. I don't get the name - I didn't do any pinches on the route, and definitely didn't encounter any bird droppings.

This is a steep 40 ft route in the cave, overhanging 7 or 8 feet.

Starts out interesting right off the deck, and has a really continuous series of overhanging moves out to the anchors. Lots of jugs to keep the pump down, but there is a thuggish crux about halfway up.

Location 

In the back left side of the cave.

Protection 

4 bolts to chains - and an attentive belayer! There is a rock ramp in the back of the cave that could be a little dangerous if you have out too much slack.


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By Bad Sock Puppet
Dec 20, 2009
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Not as cool as Banana Dance but definitely deserves to be climbed. The crux is between the second and third clip where you encounter a sloper and a crimp on an otherwise jug haul. The top hold is pretty sandy.
By Gordon Larsen
From: St. George, Utah
Mar 2, 2013

This climb reflects what is fun about sport climbing. You spot a featured overhanging section of cool looking rock and you just want to see if you can climb it. This one will spit you off if you hesitate at the crux!
By Taylor Apple
Jun 26, 2013

I found it a lot easier at the crux to hit the right hand crimp first and than hit the left hand sloper