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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
Girls Route T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
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
Valentine's Day T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Watusi T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13
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Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: Craig Smith- June 1986
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Shared By: JJ Schlick on Oct 24, 2006
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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Description

The Equalizer has been a test piece for generations, and was THEE hard route to do at the Forks for three decades. This line features bouldery climbing on pretty generous holds, with a dash of decent gear. It’s a strikingly clean line with wide open air.

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

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