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Yellow Brick Road 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Tim Powers, Neal Strickland, Tracy Crabtree - 1992
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Submitted By: Chris Chaney on Oct 8, 2006

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D. Boyd following the Yellow Brick Road

Description 

Climb through some 5.9 edgy slab terrain to a stopper crux. After committing to the fierce move relax for a moment on a good ledge. Then mantel (or dyno!) your way to easier ground and the anchors.

Beautiful stone and great moves make for a classic (though anti-sterotypical) RRG climb.

Location 

Hike along the wall to the right from the Diamond in the Rough area past a grungy section of cliff. You'll pass between the main cliff and a boulder, then you'll see an orange fin shaped boulder. This is the next sport line past the fin.

Protection 

Bolts.


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By ziggy
Oct 21, 2009
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

This line is every bit as sweet as it looks. I hate slab, but loved this route. I wouldn't say the climbing to the crux is 5.9 though. I didn't really notice a crux on this route and thought it really stayed on top of you the whole way.
By TomCaldwell
From: Clemson, S.C.
Oct 7, 2010

Crux is near to impossible if you are short (a munchkin).
By Frank Sosa
From: Washington
Jun 4, 2011

The grade for this route is extremely height dependent.
If you are 5'7 or shorter, then every move is a stretchy powerful reach and your cranking for every move, while having to climb so delicately. solid 11d for the shorties. 5'8 and up folks can reach everything relitively easily and your just required to make delicate moves, which would be the given grade of 11b. Regardless, this is a top-notch short route. Im 5'7 and i had just onsighted No place like home(the 11c arete), and several other RRG 5.11's before climbing this.