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Unas Slayer of the Gods 
What's Best in Life? 

What's Best in Life? 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 35'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a [details]
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Submitted By: Ben H on Nov 8, 2010
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Description 

An overhanging crack with insecure hand jams to finger locks. The moves are both powerful and somewhat painful.


Location 

The obvious overhanging crack in the middle of the tower. Located 15 feet right of Unas Slayer of the Gods, a 5.11a sport route.


Protection 

Top Rope. a lead would require finger to small hand sized cams.

A natural anchor can easily be built at the top, hand sized pieces. Access to the top via an easy scramble from the right side of the formation.



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By Ben H
Nov 8, 2010

I climbed this cleanly on TR earlier this year. I heard that someone may have snaked the FA a week earlier. A free lead of this route may warrant an R rating, because of the limited height, and a good possibility of decking onto the slab underneath.

Was listed as a 'project'. I am suggesting the name "What's Best in Life?", but also don't want to take credit for an FA if someone has beat me to it. Felt 12-

By dickcilley
Jun 6, 2011

I did it last spring.That would be the grade I'd give it.