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Warm Up 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
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Submitted By: Ryan Palo on Oct 25, 2006

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This route is considered the warm up at the Rat Cave. The crux comes at the beginning, a long lock off utilizing an undercling pinch to another pinch. The route follows a small left leaning channel to the first set of anchors (12a). Continue on and head straight up past another 2 bolts through more lock offs and pinches.


Second route on the right.


7 bolts. all fixed

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Butt shot on the warm up.  Photo taken by Ryan Pal...
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Off the last move.
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By Ryan Palo
From: Bend, oregon
Jan 29, 2009

The 12b grade reflects the difficulty to the 2nd anchor.
By ktaylor
From: Bay Area, CA
Jun 26, 2009

Finishing on Tuffnerd is a nice finish to the Warmup at about the same grade. This should be called "Warmnerd" and Tuffnerd into the Warmup "Toughen Up"?
By Eric Schnepel
From: Portland
Oct 25, 2011

It'd be a hard 12a to the first anchors. Consensus these days seems to be 12b to the first and harder (12c/d?) to the second.
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