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Thief in Time S 
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Thief in Time 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: ???
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Submitted By: George Perkins on May 31, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Thief in Time, Cochiti Ugly, La Espina, Cochiti Cl...

Description 

Follow the thin seam on the beautiful face. There's a crux after the 2nd bolt, passed with a hard-to-see sequence, which may go both to the right or to the left off the seam. You're through the sequence as you get the 2-finger pocket and a pinch in the seam at the 3rd bolt. The difficulty eases as the angle drops back for the next 30'. Watch out for those last 2 thin moves trying to steal your redpoint when the chains are so close!

I think this is one of the later additions to Cochiti, as it's not in the early 90s Samet/Jett guidebook; therefore I have no FA info (lemme know).

Location 

Bolted climb immediately left of La Espina

Protection 

7 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor


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By DisturbingThePeace
From: Albuquerque, NM
May 19, 2011

While this makes for fun climbing, especially if you like thin tenuous climbing, the rock quality is significantly worse than the neighboring La Espina. Several of the footholds have lost there patina giving a ball bearing feeling on the holds. Also the two best holds on the route which would make great resting holds if you could pull on them have the consistency of cardboard, be careful not to rip these off. Much harder than La Espina for me.