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The Roid 

YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Kurt Fry
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Submitted By: Peter Beal on Jan 1, 2001

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To the left of Express Yourself is a bizarre crack/flare feature with goldshuts. Tape everything and thrash out this sick, overhanging nightmare. I have yet to redpoint this route and welcome any beta from people who have.


6 bolts.

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By Jim Redo
Sep 27, 2002

Here is the Beta, Peter! Grovel onto pillar. Layback left, right hand thumb up, left hand thumb up, right hand thumb up, left hand thumb down, right hand thumb up, left hand crimp-jam, right hand thumb up, left hand undercling, right hand layaway, left hand jam, right knee-bar, right hand crimp, left hand pinch, right hand cross over, left hand sloper, right hand sidepull, left hand jug. Done. Or was that thumb down the whole way?
By Peter Beal
From: Boulder Colorado
Oct 3, 2002

Best beta I've seen on this site!
By Scott Hahn
Jun 7, 2006

Can anyone confirm the grade on this beast. It felt really hard the entire way. I could easily be using horrible beta. Just wondering what other people thought or know.

Also does this thing actually have anchors I haven't tried manteling the corner onto the slab on the rusty bolt but I couldn't see anything from where I was at.
By mlloyd
From: denver
Nov 27, 2008

With good beta this route is 13a, without knee bars and some hand jam skillz it feels like awkward 13c.... It looks like a choss pile but in-fact climbs very smoothly and draws on a climbers memory for beta rather than just grab and pull styles. Still not even close to being a classic but worth the time invested.
By Peter Beal
From: Boulder Colorado
Nov 28, 2008

Good points, Matt. I felt this route had more to do with technique than power, but I could never connect the dots.
By Dr. Chris Lee
Jul 29, 2013
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Pretty fun, but with kneebars and hand/foot jams, it is on the soft side.
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