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Walt's Wall Waltz 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b PG13

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Gary Clark
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Submitted By: Jerry Cagle on Jul 4, 2006
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Description 

Non-descript, but worth doing at least once...

The online guide gives this one an .8

Cobble-hauling up the black streak on the slabby face right of the corner. The crux comes at a steeper section near the last bolt. This is one of the longer routes at El Rito.


Location 

Start up the obvious, short pedestal just to the right of the hole.


Protection 

Bolts. B1 is high, but the start is reasonable. The online guide gives this an .8



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By Jason Hundhausen
From: Bozeman, MT
Jul 1, 2007
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

I think this is a very nice route--a good lead for an up-and-coming leader. Don't know why there's a PG13 rating though--it's all protected nicely IMO.

By Daniel Trugman
From: Los Alamos, NM / Stanford, CA
Jun 19, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

The PG-13 rating is a joke on this thing, right? Really fun route, super safe.

By J. Albers
From: Colorado
Sep 7, 2009
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

I don't think this deserves a PG-13 rating, but I do understand why others would say this. After the 2nd or 3rd bolt, if you fell at the clip (before clipping), it might be possible to hit the big block that sits behind and to the climbers left of the start. If it is possible to hit it, it probably wouldn't be super pretty. That said, this route is long and fun. 5.7/5.8's don't get much better than this.

By Dave Wachter
Oct 20, 2009
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c

Hmm. I thought the top part was harder than 5.8. Oh well, guess it wouldn't hurt a strong 5.8 leader to get on the sharp end... In any case, it's a great warm-up, and a beautiful place to start your day.

By Hiro
From: Boulder, CO
May 31, 2012

Climbed this over Memorial Day weekend. Very fun - I suppose the bottom is the reason for the PG-13, otherwise it is a cruiser. Great for someone wanting to lead on something on the easier side - this is easy and consistent all the way up.

It's in the sun in the afternoon.