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Swamp Cooler 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Trad, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Steve Hong and Steve Carruthers, 1983
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Submitted By: Ben Folsom on Jul 26, 2008

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Climb bouldery moves up to the large hanging block, the "swamp cooler". Clip a bolt and more strenuous moves lead to another bolt. Easier but heads up climbing leads up and left from there to a double bolt anchor. Bring a selection of gear for the upper part. (Shares the same anchors as the Oracle)


This route is on the Cathedral about 10 feet right of the start of the Oracle.


quickdraws, a selection of small to medium cams.

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By drewford
From: Wasatch Back, UT
Aug 13, 2008

Seems to favor strong folks more...
By Sam Miller
From: salt lake city, UT
Jul 15, 2012

This is not .12a, so hard. I did Crown of Thorns (.12c) in several tries, but I couldn't touch this thing. Maybe I just totally read the line wrong, but holy shit it's so powerful!

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