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The Cowardly Lion 

YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Equipped by Nate Renner; First Ascent by Greg Parker
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Submitted By: Greg Parker on Dec 13, 2002

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Me after the crux on Cowardly Lion. Photo by Jen N...

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This is the far right route and climbs through the steepest section of the wall. Please stick-clip the first bolt to avoid any possible diggers off the ledge. This route begins with easy climbing that quickly gives way to a thin pocket crux complete with a half-pad crimp mono! A long reach to and off of a decent mono marks the crux, but the steep black bulge above should not be taken lightly. This route has great sequential climbing on great stone. The top can get a little dirty from run-off early in the season.


5 bolts, funky anchor consisting of two locking carabiners.

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By Anonymous Coward
Dec 23, 2002

Half-pad crimp mono? Sounds like fun please sign me up this one.
By Greg Parker
Dec 25, 2002

You just kind of have to hang the half-pad mono and reach. You don't really have to yard on it. Plus, think of the bragging rights! How many half-pad monos do you ever use?
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