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To Beer or Not to Beer 

YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Ed Strang
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Submitted By: Aimee Rose on Apr 26, 2006

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Wes moving nicely through the lower sections


Technical crimps to a big move. Has been graded 12d in many guides, but seems quite a bit easier. Great route though.


To the right of BYOB


4 bolts to anchors

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By DisturbingThePeace
From: Albuquerque, NM
Nov 5, 2007
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

Another fun, short, powerful route on the Beer Block. I didn't find any shutdown moves, but not many easy moves either. Felt about 12b using my sequence, however you could make it harder by only using holds directly on the bolt line, and not use some of the good holds 2 feet off the bolt line. Maybe that's the reason for the original 12d grade.
By the schmuck
From: Albuquerque, NM
Nov 7, 2013

Really fun. Short route with no super hard moves, but no easy moves either. Stupid anchor.

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