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The Rose 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 110'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Rob Robinson, Peter Henley - 1980
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Submitted By: bbrock on Sep 26, 2007

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Beautiful right facing corner with a splitter layback crack. The feet are small and slippery, but the gear is always there. Under the roof traverse right to the anchors. Under the anchors are two excellent climbs (10d $ 11c). These climbs have very sparse gear and make excellent topropes.


Starts about 15' right of Pink Flamingos; shares the start with Ethiopia.


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Approaching the top
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From: Chattanooga,TN
Nov 8, 2008

the thank god hold consisting of that block at the "roof" is no more. possibly increasing the grade but in my & my partners opinion brings it up par with 10a.
By eli poss
From: Durango, sometimes Chattanooga
Mar 21, 2015
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

would be 4 stars but the second pitch could really use some cleaning with a wire brush and some ring anchors. amazing first pitch, though. if you have smaller hands like i do it will feel like a soft 5.9. i got bomber hand jams and ringlocks almost the whole way.
By Chad Namolik
From: California
Mar 22, 2015

^ Wow, 'soft 5.9' seems like a stretch. That's solid 10a for anybody, I would think. Anything to compare it to? And you probably had 'finger locks on a lieback' and not 'ringlocks'. Ringlocks are usually done on a straight in finger crack (vertical wall, not corner) where a ring shape is made with the the thumb and 1st finger, sometimes 2nd too.

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