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Rode Hard and Put Up Wet 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Todd Skinner
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Submitted By: Steven Lucarelli on Aug 11, 2008
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Description 

Sustained hard burly climbing!!! Climb the vertical face which was much harder than I expected (felt like 12a to me) past three bolts. The hardest moves are between the second and third bolt with some good air time if you blow it.

Make a desperate clip behind your head on the roof and get ready for a fight. Good holds allow you to clip one more bolt before the big crux move. The guide book mentions something about a figure four which I actually tried to no a vale. I finally just got as high as I could and tossed for the ticked hold over the roof which is pretty good if you hit it right.

This route is an amazing endurance power test piece and a must do if your feeling strong.


Location 

This route is located right in the center of the Rode Hard wall overhang.


Protection 

6 bolts to a two bolt anchor.



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Trying to pull the crux!
Trying to pull the crux!
Starting Rode Hard and Put Up Wet. <br />Photo by D. Albers.
Starting Rode Hard and Put Up Wet.
Photo by D. Alb...
Getting ready to head out into the roof.
Getting ready to head out into the roof.
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By Jesse Ryan
Sep 14, 2009
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b

Very Nice Climb. I felt the intro slab had thin holds, but good enough feet that I would grade in the mid 11 range. The upper crux felt like a two bolt boulder problem. I wouldn't call the route sustained, mainly powerful. I tend to enjoy sustained routes like the nearby Wind and Rattlesnakes, but the great movement on this route make it a crag classic at the grade.

By J. Albers
From: Colorado
Jul 13, 2010

I would agree with Jesse that the vertical bottom half of the route was mid 11; it just feels harder because you have to climb through some thinner pockets before the third clip where the fall would be airy. I thought the vertical pocket pulling was fun, but I wasn't a huge fan of the roof portion of the route. I much prefer Burnt Beans at the grade.

Edit: ...oh yes, and I forgot to add... FA Todd Skinner