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Rachel's Route 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: MJM & RAMM, 6/12
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Submitted By: Michael Schneiter on Sep 7, 2012
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BETA PHOTO: Rachel's Route at Rifle Mountain Park.

Description 

This is a quality moderate that should become a popular route as one of the easiest routes in Rifle.

Good climbing on mostly big holds make this an enjoyable and attainable moderate. The hardest moves may be just getting off the ground. At mid-height, you can stay slightly right of the arete or you can move left and climb on the low angle arete. All throughout this section there are huge holds and secure clipping stances. A slightly challenging section where the big holds run out at the top guard the chains.


Location 

This is 15 feet left of Irish Blood, the short 5.9 corner, that is ~250 feet left of Feline. Look for the glue-in bolts climbing the face behind the pine tree.


Protection 

[9] glue-in bolts plus the anchor.



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By DavidCollins
From: Grand Junction, CO
Oct 7, 2012

Hold broke just beneath the anchor. Looks a bit loose up there.

By davedad
Oct 20, 2012

Great moderate. Clip the 2nd bolt carefully if you are a 5.7 leader. A fall from just below the bolt would not be great. Otherwise delightful and recommended.
Thanks for bolting it.