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YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 55'
Original:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
FA: Eric Ruljancich,EFR,'10
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: 1Eric Rhicard on Jul 16, 2010

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whew! that was gnarly. photo by jenna ashler.


Technical climbing to a great steep section and a little slab as well.


Start from a flat rock with a low bolt toward the right side of the wall.



Photos of Raycreation Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: DAS onsites Raycreation
DAS onsites Raycreation
Rock Climbing Photo: Doug getting into the bulge.  I thought the start ...
Doug getting into the bulge. I thought the start ...
Rock Climbing Photo: at the redpoint crux. photo by jenna ashler.
BETA PHOTO: at the redpoint crux. photo by jenna ashler.
Rock Climbing Photo: Great start. Fun climb from bottom to top.
Great start. Fun climb from bottom to top.

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By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Jul 18, 2010
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

This is a really terrific line - great rock, super-fun moves, and holds appear just when you need them. This climb is a must do if you come to the Raycreation Area!
By manuel rangel
From: Tempe, Arizona
Jul 19, 2010
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

I TR'd after Doug's onsite and loved it. Especially the slabby topout.
By jbak
Jul 24, 2010
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

2.5 stars for me, but I'm rounding up for Mr. Bacon. It's pretty easy if you really commit. Big moves to big holds on pretty steep rock... nice.
By "Canada" Eric Ruljancich
From: Tucson, AZ / Vancouver, BC
Jul 25, 2010

OK OK, three stars is fair. I got on it again today as a cool down and it did feel a bit too short. If only it were longer....sigh....why am I always saying that?
By Hendrixson
From: Tucson, AZ
Jul 25, 2010
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Congratulations to Jill for sending this route as her first 5.11. The redpoint was done with style and silence -- absolutely beautiful.

If I am not mistaken she warmed up on this route and later sent it. The theory of warming up on your project has another positive data point.
By Queen LaTufa
From: tucson, az
Jul 27, 2010
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

Awww....I'm blushing, really...
Really fun route. I wasn't even planning on leading that day! High feet and some committing moves. The crag is GORGEOUS and very family friendly! Next time I'll plan on bringing a smaller crowd...say no more than 20?
By JesseJ
Aug 15, 2010

EFR: I hope you find this here, and I hope you enjoy it.

Everyone else, explanations are extra.

By Jon Ruland
From: Tucson, AZ
Sep 25, 2010
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

if Geirless Warrior is 5.11- then this route is solid 5.11.
Aug 8, 2011

By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Sep 7, 2011
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Jim Scott led this climb on gear only earlier this year. It was a pretty darn bold lead at the top as he ran it out from the end of the crux to the anchors. Well done my friend!
By Marcy
From: Tempe/Tuscon, AZ
Sep 8, 2011

Fantastic, Jim!!! Your bold lead inspired Geir to follow suit. I belayed him on it earlier this summer. Who's next?

Congrats to both!
By Jimbo
Sep 9, 2011

Those to leads were done by professional climbers on a closed course.
Kids don't try this at home.

The gear is bomber and an attentive belayer could keep you off the ground if you pitched just before the anchors. If you pitch just before the anchors, however, you deserve to die.
By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Sep 10, 2011
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Hahahaha professional climbers on a closed course! :)

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