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Of Sound Mind and Body T 
Old Roof Route aka Lemons, Limes, and Tangerines S,TR 
Pee Into the Wind T 
Pee on Dee S,TR 
Pee on Me T 
Protection From the Virus S,TR 
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Right of Interface T 
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Tiny Face T,TR 
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Top Rope Face (aka Rising Passion) S,TR 
Unknown Crack T,TR 
Unknown Crack (Right of The Virus) T 
Unknown left of Left Slab T 
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Ypsilon T,TR 

Protection From the Virus 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Michael Komarnitsky on Jan 1, 2001

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Opening move and crux.
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Description 

Start just left of Lemons, Limes, and Tangerines, following the bolts over the left half of the roof. There's a massively chalked up and bomber undercling at the start of the route (but basically worthless when climbing it). We had some discussion about the best or proper way to turn the roof. Our conclusion was that as long as you're reaching up to the ledge on the left side (~3 feet above the roof) from where you're coming from, it's the route. Continue up the thin left face.


Protection 

4 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.



Photos of Protection From the Virus Slideshow Add Photo
4. New River Gorge Homesick Blues, 9+. <br />5. The Virus, 12-. <br />6. Thick Crust, 7. <br />7. Unnamed Face, 10+. <br />8. Big Dihedral, 8. <br />9. Lemons, Limes, and Tangerines, 8. <br />10. Protection from the Virus, 10.
BETA PHOTO: 4. New River Gorge Homesick Blues, 9+.
5. The Viru...
Fun roof (crux) and some fairly easy face moves.
Fun roof (crux) and some fairly easy face moves.
Andy Nguyen Onsighting Protection from the Virus (5.10c) at Golden Cliffs, CO.  Coors Brewery chuggs away below.  Photo by Adam Berger.
Andy Nguyen Onsighting Protection from the Virus (...
Steve Thomas sending PFV.
Steve Thomas sending PFV.
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By Timmy Von
Jul 1, 2002

Holey Moley, this is a pumper! Key to the crux is a left hand crimper and a right hand sloping ledge. Small left foothold and "Go for the dyno!" Or if you can hang on, slow, balance move to the big, upper ledge.... A very fun climb!

By Shane Zentner
From: Colorado
Dec 21, 2003
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Holy Moley, what a crimper!

By Noah8000
From: Vail, CO
Jul 30, 2010
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

The dyno is awesome! And can I repeat crimper?