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The Urge 

YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX British: E6 6b

   
Type: Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Jeff Frizzel
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Submitted By: Monomaniac on Nov 28, 2006
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Description 

This is another basalt ultra-classic that mysteriously receives a sandbag split-grade in the guidebook. As if there were any doubt this was at least 12d! Unless you're a honed basalt master, this will probably feel like 5.13. Perhaps the sandbag is due to the fact that the route is relatively easy most of the way, with a sinister double crux between the 3rd & 4th bolts.


Location 

Red Columns, the next "outy" left of Big Tuna


Protection 

Bolts. This route is the most runout in the Upper Gorge. Consider TR rehearsal, or hanging double-length slings off the 4th and 5th bolts so you can clip before executing the cruxes.



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Starting up the beautiful double-arete column of The Urge.
Starting up the beautiful double-arete column of T...
Resting up below the crux section of The Urge
Resting up below the crux section of The Urge
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