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Australians at the Forks T,S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Bach's Celebration T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b PG13
Bladerunner T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Brown Derby T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Bushdoctor T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Bushman T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Equalizer, The T 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c R
Flake, The T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R
Jane Fonda Workout T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b PG13
Kingfolia T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Kingkinkus T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Loose Lips T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Paradise Lost T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Queenfolia T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Retard's Recess T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Three Turkeys T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Torpedo T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Trapeze T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Watusi T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13
Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: Craig Smith
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Shared By: JJ Schlick on Oct 24, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Description

The Equalizer has been a test piece for generations, and is THE hard route to do at the Forks. This line features hard bouldery climbing with a dash of decent gear.

Start by a large boulder with a bit of face climbing into a small left facing corner. From here stem, slap, deadpoint, and keep your head together. Very sustained and bouldery. Other known leads by John Mattson, Matt Childers, and Ty Mack placing gear on the run. Brilliant and demanding climbing!

Location

A couple of systems right of Paradise Lost.

Protection

Wires, cams...

Photos

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Hi,

I lead it in June '86. As far as I am aware this was the first lead. I placed all the gear on the lead and did it ground up. Russel Eriksson and Hassan Saab belayed me if you need any confirmation. I think I may even have some pics of the first ascent somewhere.

I think Jonny did it after me.

All the best,
Craig May 25, 2010
First lead was reputed to be Craig Smith, a Brit, in June of 1986. May 15, 2010
I remember a picture of Jonny Woodward climbing this route. That was like a decade ago or more. Jul 18, 2008