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Reality Check 

YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ British: E6 6b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b/c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Glenn Schuler, Mclaughlin
Season: anytime
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Submitted By: Kevin McLaughlin on Mar 22, 2008
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This has steep, hard, face climbing the whole way.


Reality Check is the first face inside of the canyon's left side.


A cam or two at the bottom then bolts.

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Yeah, the face says it all....
Yeah, the face says it all....
Cruxy crimpers.
Cruxy crimpers.
Clean, steep, face climbing on Reality Check.
Clean, steep, face climbing on Reality Check.
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By Ben Scott
From: Fort Collins, CO
Feb 3, 2009

Did this route on Saturday. Great day with lots of sunshine!
Nice little face climb with good movement that is sustained for 4 bolts.
You can stick clip the first bolt with long stick.

Felt like 12c to us....

By Monty
From: Golden, CO
Jun 1, 2009
rating: 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b

Awesome continuous climbing, not sure if it warrents a pg-13, but a wonderful route that will keep ya crimpin' and pimpin'.

Quite possibly one of my favorite pitches of 5.12 in the state.

By Brady Robinson
Feb 20, 2011
rating: 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b

Agree with Monty. AMAZING! Love the final move to the jug.

By Zane Dordai
Jun 22, 2013
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b

Definitely 12c and also definitely one of the best slightly overhung crimping routes I've ever been on. Amazing sequences and mostly good/incut feet. The sequence is incredible on this one, and I haven't climbed on a route this consistently difficult in a long time. Perfectly bolted, bullet rock, and in this case, 60 feet of rock climbing is plenty. We also stick clipped the first bolt. An excellently done line by the developers.

By L Stern
From: Golden, CO
Oct 1, 2013

Excellent. A good #0.75 Camalot seems to fit quite well about 10 feet up if you want to avoid stick clipping the first bolt. Also, if this climb is at your limit, I'd recommend hanging the draws by climbing "Around the Corner."