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The King Lives On 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Gary Drexler, Jared Hancock
Season: year round
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Submitted By: russellHOBART on Mar 20, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Start left of rounded arete


Lots of hidden holds and balancy moves


Climb begins of left of rounded arete and eventually twists around to the right


9 bolt and anchors

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By Gif Zafred
From: Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 30, 2010

Excellent warm up route. A little pumpy at the top as it kicks back. Very well protected.
By John Hartman
From: Fuquay Varina, NC
Apr 9, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R

VERY true that it kicks back. I know because I made it through the 9 bolts, then, due to bad footing and an under-developed clipping technique, it literally kicked me off at least 15ft. Wear a helmet if your not super-confident w/ leading.
By Nick Evans
Nov 10, 2015

Routes don't get an R rating just because you fell.
By S. Neoh
Nov 10, 2015
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

One of the best routes I did during my 2011 or 2012 trip to RRG. If memory serves, there is a good rest somewhere in the top 1/4 of the route. The finish is pumpy and a little tricky but the hand and foot holds (for this climb to go at low 5.10) are all there. Seems bolted safe enough.
By JCLevell
Dec 15, 2015

Great route. Felt a little easy for the grade as long as you use good beta. Don't fall between the 3rd and 4th bolt as you may hit the standing ledge. But it is well protected.
By highneed
Sep 7, 2016
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Very underrated climb, way better than its equally starred neighbor on the opposite side of the wall. Cool variety of moves and holds.

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