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Unemployment Line 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Patrick Cicero, 1991
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Submitted By: Almonzo on Jan 2, 2003

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BETA PHOTO: Unemployment route in green.

Description 

This is the second bolt line from the right on the east-facing (first) section of the Left Hand Wall. The climb has a thin start past three bolts on a relatively slick face. Things get easier higher up. Overall, this is a fun and straightforward face climb.

Protection 

6 bolts with chains.


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About 15 feet below the chains on this route.
About 15 feet below the chains on this route.

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By Scott Tucker
From: Tucson, AZ
May 9, 2006
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Very spicy getting to first bolt. Bad landing too, so watch out. I found this considerably harder than the 5.9 to the left. Both 5.8s and the 5.9 all get easier higher up.
By Zachary Wilson
From: Tucson, AZ
Nov 25, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

A little tricky at the bottom. I found myself wishing I had a spot.
By Christian
From: Casa do Cacete
Dec 3, 2011
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13

PG-13 without supplemental gear (micro cams). Ledge-fall runouts on easier but not trivial ground near the top, start is significantly harder than 5.8.
By Myk
From: tucson, az
Dec 27, 2011
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13

Like most of the climbs on this wall falling before the first bolt would kinda suck. Crux moves are well protected with 3 bolts, then some pretty good runouts on easier terrain. Fun climb. Added mussy hooks to chains.
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