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YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b PG13 [details]
FA: John Ficker, Ken Akers, and Glen Dickenson, 1981
Season: fall through spring
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Submitted By: Eric Foster on Mar 5, 2006

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CM moving up to reach the much easier upper portio...


Starting the climb would be the crux although i don't think that this is a true 5.10b, the rating seems a little soft, oh well. Just don't fall after the first bolt before placing your next piece, ground out.


Start onto thin face 6 feet right of varicose, rappel off east side.


1 bolt, small pro to .75, eyebolt/backup bolt belay.

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Rock Climbing Photo: CM moving into the crux section
CM moving into the crux section
Rock Climbing Photo: Stepping up on extremely thin holds to get to the ...
Stepping up on extremely thin holds to get to the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: armin on Rurpture.
armin on Rurpture.

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By Armin
From: Boulder, CO
Jan 19, 2007
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13

Greg, I would have to agree, I lead this route and did several hangs at the first bolt. Although myself and the two other people I were with said that the numb fingers from climbing in the cold made it feel like 10d. So we say 10c with warm fingers, 10d rating= numb fingers. Yellow alien fits ok for next piece near the polished melonhead hold.
By Toby Wehler
From: Chicago, IL
Nov 11, 2014
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

Not sure this route should get PG-13 rating (especially compared to other PP routes), the crux is right at the bolt and your next piece is not that high up. Fun route!

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