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Assault of the Earth S,TR 
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The Good Book 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Rick Leitner, 1998
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Submitted By: Roy Stedman on Jul 9, 2001

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Description 

This is the third climb from the right on Cornerstone. Climb the dihederal making up the left side of the Assault of the Earth arete. Fun balancy moves at the crux. Thoroughly bolted.

Protection 

6 bolts, shares ring-anchors and TR setup with Assault of the Earth.


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By Jeff Lockyer
From: Canmore, AB
Sep 13, 2001

A great route for the 5.10 leader. The route is great as it is sustained from the ground up, the mantle is a great finish to the route, getting to the anchors. Perhaps a little overbolted (as most of the routes here) but clip what you want I guess.
By Joe Collins
Jun 3, 2003

One and a half stars maybe. Best route at the Cornerstone.
By David Hodges
From: Parker, Colorado
Jun 10, 2006

Agreed best route at the crag. Great moves and somethings always there when you need it.
By Matt Pierce
From: Denver, CO
Oct 22, 2012

Very nice route, and it felt like there was a lot going on in this short route. Tough start I thought - if you arent a strong 5.10 leader you might consider stick clipping the first bolt or 2....
By Andrew Locke
From: Louisville, CO
Jul 12, 2014
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

People are bagging on this route, and I suspect it's due to the controversy of the crag, but you should definitely get on it. It's pumpy and good the whole way.

I won't give any moves beta, but I found two distinct cruxes split by non-trivial 5.9 climbing. First crux seemed to be getting off the ground, though once you figure out the sequence, it's not too bad. The second crux is at the roof, with the big pinch hold. I found it pretty strenuous to pop my feet over the roof and get situated in the finger crack. Two more moves on thin feet and you're through the business.

All that said, it's probably around 10c overall and great fun.