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The Resistance 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Richard Rossiter and Pebby Johns, July 2006
New Route: Yes
Season: All
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Submitted By: Richard Rossiter on Jul 24, 2006

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Begin with a finger and hand crack, then pull up and left to a stance beneath the first bolt, which is shared with The Solution. From the first bolt climb up and slightly right over ever more resistant terrain (and 3 more bolts). The crux is in passing the last two bolts. The solution holes vanish, though more holes are visible just above to lend encouragement. When the angle eases, climb to a 2-ring anchor on the slab. Lower off 80 feet.

Crux Detour: It is reasonable to step right above the 2nd bolt and finish with the difficult finger cracks of Black Tiger (q.v.). Climb to the same 2-ring anchor and lower off 80 feet.


Begin this super clean and challenging route from the middle tree on the Ledge With 3 Trees. This route is maybe 15 feet left of Black Tiger, but draws nearer on the way up.


Gear from 0.5 inch to 2 inches plus maybe 8 QDs. Lower off 80 feet from a 2-ring anchor at the top of the slab.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Approximately at the crux. Photo by Luke Clarke.
Approximately at the crux. Photo by Luke Clarke.

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By Ivan Rezucha
From: Fort Collins, CO
Sep 24, 2006
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Thought this was The Solution when I first started up it. Then moved left onto what looked like an easier unknown but was in fact The Solution. Luke started up this and was halfway up when I realized this was Resistance. Much nicer than The Solution and only a touch harder. Way easier than Black Tiger to the right which we flailed on on TR and couldn't get past the first move.

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