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The CEL 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Todd Lane
Season: Any
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Submitted By: Matt McMurray on May 22, 2006

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Description 

This climb is more slabby in nature than the other routes in the corridor. No one move is a crux, but several of the moves require balance.

Location 

This is now the first route on the left as you enter the corridor. This line was bolted after Roxanna's new guide was published, so it is not included in her topo.

Protection 

Several bolts to a shiny new chain anchor.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Dalon just beyond the slabby section and almost to...
Dalon just beyond the slabby section and almost to...
Rock Climbing Photo: Dalon leading the new 5.9 route and just past the ...
Dalon leading the new 5.9 route and just past the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Dalon after clipping the chains on the new 5.9; th...
BETA PHOTO: Dalon after clipping the chains on the new 5.9; th...
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By John Hegyes
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jun 27, 2006

This is a good route, it follows a real nice line. The second bolt seems a little high, however. The 5.9 rating seems about right.
By 46and2
From: Las Vegas, NV
Aug 14, 2006
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

The description if perfect; not really hard but does require some balance so don't expect a walk up! Look for the anchors kinda off to the left up top around a bulge.
By Todd Lane
From: LV, NV
Sep 14, 2006

This route is named "the CEL"
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Mar 7, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

the first bolt of this route has gone missing, making it fairly dangerous to lead if a stick clip isnt available.

a bummer too, as this is the most fun i've had on a 5.9 in the corridor in a long time!
By John Hegyes
From: Las Vegas, NV
Mar 7, 2009

"the first bolt of this route has gone missing"

That's a bummer. See my comment above: the second bolt is "a little high".
By mike moore
From: las vegas, nv
Sep 12, 2009

As of today, Sept. 12, 2009, this route has had the first bolt (previously missing), the 5th bolt (previously missing), and the 6th bolt (completely stripped) replaced. The anchors, which were loose, have also been tightened. All equipment was courtesy of the A.R.I.
By Erin Selvaggio
From: Sherman Oaks, CA
Nov 26, 2012

Good Route... Fun warm up for the area. I thought getting to the first bolt was a little reachy for shorties like me (5'2") but you have the undercling and a great little ledge so not really a problem. The next move right after the first bolt is very reachy but fun. For me, I used the ledge for my right hand rather than the undercling and got both feet as high as possible and went for the next chalky ledge up. FUN MOVE!!! The rest of the route is pretty straight forward, definitely balancy and sometimes heady, but everything you need is there!
By Cyril Multhauf
From: Fort Collins, CO
Dec 1, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Looks like they fixed up all the bolts except the third one. Its a spinner. I hopped up there with the intention of tightening it but it needs to be hammered/glued.

Other than that fun route. I would say crux is the beginning and it appears to be entirely height based.

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