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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c [details]
FA: The Ruckman Bros, 1991
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Nov 20, 2001
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Warming up on Primer.


Two lines emerge from a first bolt about 40 ft right of the overhang. The right-hand version is Primer. Climbing is similar to Pellet Gun (5.10) but runs on somewhat better rock. Climbing negotiates a few big corners and crude ledges, however, it is overall a fairly sustained warm-up with a pump that just mounts. After this, climbing in the Ruckman Cave area pretty much shifts to 5.12 and up so grab a couple of sunny warm-up while you can.


Ten draws and a rope.

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Long moves between good (though heavily polished) holds.
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By dbyte
From: Carbondale, CO
Jul 5, 2012
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c


The finishing hold, a deep pocket for the right hand that you clip the anchors from, has a bird with 3 eggs in a nest inside of it. Please use the ample holds to either side to avoid scaring or hurting them.

By ac
Jul 18, 2005
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c

Great Rifle climbing for the grade.