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YDS: 5.14- French: 8b+ Ewbanks: 32 UIAA: X+ ZA: 32 British: E8 7a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.14- French: 8b+ Ewbanks: 32 UIAA: X+ ZA: 32 British: E8 7a [details]
FA: Chris Sharma, equipped by Colin Lantz
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Submitted By: Pinklebear on Dec 12, 2001

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Ian Dory on Zulu.


Zulu is one route left of Slice of Life, on the right side of the Wicked Cave. It climbs up vertical grey rock and quickly gives way to a very overhanging swell, which is followed to the lip of the cave. It can also be recognized by a long jump to a deep hole around the 5th or 6th bolt.

While all the hardest climbing hits you on the bottom third of the route, it is unrelenting all the way to the anchors, with an undercling crux at 2/3 height and a crimpy finishing crux providing plenty of opportunity for airtime.

This is a classic endurance testpiece (90+ feet) a la Rifle; thankfully it only seems to offer a kneescum or two, keeping the climbing athletic and aesthetic from bottom to top.


15 quickdraws.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Ed Strang crushing the first crux section on Zulu ...
Ed Strang crushing the first crux section on Zulu ...

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From: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Jan 10, 2014

The first female ascent of Zulu was by Emily Harrington in 2005. Paige Claassen sent in June 2009 as well.

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