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The Fiend 

YDS: 5.13c French: 8a+ Ewbanks: 30 UIAA: X- ZA: 31 British: E7 7a

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.13c French: 8a+ Ewbanks: 30 UIAA: X- ZA: 31 British: E7 7a [details]
FA: Dan Michael
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Submitted By: Taylor Roy on Aug 8, 2006

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The Fiend stems and contorts up the obvious, vibrantly colored, overhanging dihedral on the Stonehenge formation. Boulder past three bolts to a huge flake, place a red Camalot, and then funk your way past two more bolts, and increasingly difficult moves to the anchors. Unfortunately, an existing pebble was reinforced at the top of this route. Nevertheless, this is a very unique, and beautiful climb with a lot of value.


This is the only bolted dihedral on the formation. The anchors consist of two very solid nuts with a single carabiner (nonlocking). There is also a carabiner on the second to last bolt, which makes it easier to clean the route. A 50 meter rope will easily get you down.


7 quickdraws and a single red (#1) Camalot. If you plan to toprope it, you may also want a locking carabiner for the anchors.

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By topher donahue
May 16, 2014

The bolts on this are really corroded, old, and sketchy. Many of the routes in the area from the same era have been rebolted, but this one needs some TLC.
By Steve Annecone
From: boulder
May 22, 2014

OSMP would love it if you were to volunteer to replace that hardware. Let me know if you need any help!
By Tank Evans
Oct 17, 2014

Steve, I'd replace the hardware. What is the process with the OSMP?
By Steve Annecone
From: boulder
Oct 22, 2014

Tank, here's the link to the form you need to submit to OSMP for the bolt replacements: bouldercolorado.gov/osmp/rock-...

They usually turn them around quickly and are happy to have someone motivated and willing to replace old bolts. Thanks in advance!
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