Type: Sport, 45 ft (14 m)
FA: Rich Bechler 1980’s
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Shared By: JJ Schlick on Sep 10, 2006
Admins: Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, chris tregge, Ben Strobel

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A surprisingly good line originally lead on gear and a bit wandery. The retro bolted version takes on the plumb line. The route offers quality moves on good stone and is also a good warm up for the harder lines nearby.

Some hard moves off the deck take you to some jugs and past the first two bolts. The third bolt is a horizontally reachy clip (hollow rock closer in...). Some crimps, a finger lock, and a good side pull take you up to some jugs and a mantley finish.

Early Times is a cheap whiskey and a subtle salute to the DLFA and the bravado of Rich who would lead anything back in the day whether the gear was there or not. Often with a belly full of swill. I think he’d be happy to see so many people climbing this line. And I bet it does see gear ascents every now and then.

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Far left side of the Y wall.

Protection Suggest change

Four bolts to a two bolt anchor.