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YDS: 5.11c/d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E4 6a PG13

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c/d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Jeff Engel
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: jeffengel on Aug 22, 2010

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Description 

clip the first bolt and dive into the crux. Use the small side pull and reach high to a small crimp just to the left of the second bolt. Step up and grab the half drill hole and figure out how to mantle on top of the slopey corner. follow the arete to the top

There are some indication this route was drytooled at some point. It is a very fun rock climbing route and it would be a shame if it was damaged from drytooling. This is the only route I would like to see not drytooled anymore.


Location 

The arete immediately left of the main ice climbing flow. It is just above a newly installed bench.


Protection 

6 bolts



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The start of Spray.
BETA PHOTO: The start of Spray.
I think I got the lines right. Jeff???
BETA PHOTO: I think I got the lines right. Jeff???
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By Brandonbus
Sep 6, 2010

Cool route Jeff, tricky crux. Could be 11.d, especially harder for shorter people.

By SeanFoster
Nov 8, 2010

Climbed Spray for first time this weekend. Very challenging crux. Could not get through it cleanly. Enjoyed the top half of the route, would like to see the beta for getting from 1st bolt through 3rd.

By S. Stember
From: St. Paul, MN
May 15, 2012

Why is this route PG13?

By randy baum
From: Minneapolis, MN
May 16, 2012

i think jeff gave it PG because if one were to fall in between the traverse and the next bolt, she might swing into the arete/slab. to me, that's the only reason.