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The Blocks Direct 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 25'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Joshua Reinig 2012
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Joshua Reinig on Mar 24, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Looking up at The Blocks Direct.

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Description 

Climb the grim crimps up middle of Triangle block, V3 boulder problem, until it becomes possible to grab and mantle apex of triangle. Good rest at half way point here and only opption for pro to protect the headwall BP Crux. Even though protection is bomber you will deck if you blow the crux mantle.
Can also be TR safely.

Location 

Starts on obvious Large triangle block just left of the start of the Blocks. Crux climbs thin side pulls between top of Knob Job and The Blocks.

Protection 

Cams .3 .5 .75 and stoppers to #9.
Can protect the finger crack entering the blocks crux, then down climb back to keystone will result in a bad swing. Guess it's better than decking. Also watch getting clipped by top of Triangle Block would be really bad to flip upside down from catching this feature.


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Starting crimps of The Blocks Direct!
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Headwall BP Crux of The Blocks Direct!
BETA PHOTO: Headwall BP Crux of The Blocks Direct!

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