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Vicious 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Bryan Smith/Kevin Evansen 2005
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Submitted By: 419 on Oct 11, 2011

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BETA PHOTO: Vicious 5.11a

Description 

Vicious is an 8 bolt sport line running up a segmented arête just left of Opdyke's Crack. Step left from the exposed ledge below Opdycke's Crack and clip three bolts on an arête. Mantle a ledge, then stay on the arête until forced to move hard right at the 5th bolt (crux). A few more pumpy moves on a steep face give way to moderate climbing on jugs before a thoughtful rightward traverse to reach the anchor shared with Opdycke's Crack.
Description provided with permission from Ozone Cliffband guide, thanks to Bryan Smith.

Location 

Left of Opdyke's dihedral/crack

Protection 

8 bolts


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By Micah Klesick
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From: Vancouver, WA
May 21, 2016
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Great route, should be done more often! Slightly puzzling crux, but fun moves once you decipher it!
By bryans
2 days ago

As of July 9, 2016, Vicious is fully bolted. With Kevin Evansen and Steve Nelson's help I added two upper bolts to my own route, creating a direct finish leading rightward to the anchor for Opdycke Crack. Expect juggy climbing through the bolts, then a few tricky moves (5-9ish?) traversing right to the Opdycke anchor. Finally, no need to haul any 1-3 inch pieces up this one, and maybe this route will start seeing more traffic now.

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