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Konto's Sport Route 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a PG13

Type:  Sport, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: roddack on Apr 22, 2008

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  • Description 

    Fun route, sometimes a hornets nest appears below one of the cruxes. T


    Climb the face between Erica's Ass Crack and the Bookend.


    Sport, with a small runout at the top.

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    By Derek Doucet
    Aug 5, 2010

    Generally referred to as "The Kontos Sport Route". FA Tom Kontos. No anchor on top.
    By Keyan P
    From: Brooklyn, NY
    Sep 20, 2011
    rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

    An awkward climb that lacks good flow. Found the bolts to be well placed certainly not PG-13, wouldn't even call the top angled slab runout.
    By Josh Weatherl
    Aug 30, 2012
    rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13

    Definitely a solid 5.10b/c route with a runout slab section at the top.

    The bolting on the route is pretty awkward and requires 3 runners through the most difficult section of the climb. Because there is no anchor at the top, you have to traverse far to the right of the line (15/20 ft.) and use the large tree to lower off the climb. This make retrieving gear very difficult.

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