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The Bureau (Pitch 1) 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Steve Sangdahl & John Baldwin 1999
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Submitted By: Aeon Aki on Jun 9, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Ian hucking for the jug off the awful sloper...

Seasonal Raptor Closure - Lifted MORE INFO >>>


The Bureau climbs the line of bolts left of Wanker. It is identified by the chain link hanging from the 3rd bolt.

Climb up the pillar to the first bolt and work your way into a sloping rail. A wild dyno gets you off of the sloper, but the fun doesn't stop as more 5.11 climbing guards the anchors. Lower from the first set of anchors or continue on to harder climbing. More info coming....


10 draws is plenty.

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Rock Climbing Photo: ...and taking the ride after missing the jug.
...and taking the ride after missing the jug.

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By Kevin Neilson
From: Boulder
Aug 28, 2009

Great route. Shady until late afternoon, and somewhat protected by rain from a roof above. I don't really dyno at the crux; I do more of a lieback off the terrible right sloper. It's important to lean left for the sloper to be effective. I then let go of the left undercling and statically--but quickly--get the jug rail above. The route is not long but I find it pumpy. This and Wanker P1 are my favorite pitches at Vampire. I'm not sure whence the name derives.
By Christian Mason
From: Arvada, CO
Sep 21, 2015
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Stop reading if you don't want beta:

The bad sloper at the first overlap can be avoided all together. Before pulling the overlap work the feet as far right as possible. Hands on the good undercling.

Move the left hand up to the high side pull (just right of the bolt) while leaning way right.

Work the feet up.

Right hand to slightly slopey crimp (just above and right of the sidepull the left hand is on).

From here, it's one move up to better holds.

Cell phone video of crux sequence:

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