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The Engagement 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Josh Gross, Madoline Wallace
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Josh Gross on Jun 23, 2008
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The Engagement 5.12b.


Climbs moderate jugs to a bouldery bulge crux, makes an improbable move to a jug on the arete, then follows the arete to the anchor.


Shares start with Victims of Fashion (right of Cryogenics).


8 bolts, #0.75 Camalot to start, chain anchor.

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By tobin sanson
From: Carbondale, CO
Sep 21, 2008
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b

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By Chris Beh
Jun 16, 2009

Great job finishing up this route. Talk about an obvious line, front and center on the Grotto Wall. Chip Lee aided part of this route,in '83, his high point was the old button head bolt. I hung a top rope over it in '87...John Stieger and I both free climbed up to the jug on the arete. We lost interest, though, because the rest of the route above, looked like 5.13 on vertical kitty litter. When I heard you finished it at only 12b I was surprised but now I see from the video you ended the route with an anchor at the top of the corner where the hold end. That never occured to us but looks like the smart choice.

By tobin sanson
From: Carbondale, CO
May 29, 2010
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b

Dyno from crimps and a sidepull to the jug on the arete! So sick!

By Jay Brown
From: Aspen, Colorado
Jun 18, 2011

The tree has fallen, 2011!