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A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Brain Freeze S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Corneal Abrasion S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Disney on Ice S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Friction Fix T,S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Frozen in Time S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Hemisphere S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Ice Age S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Ice, Ice, Baby S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Iceboxer, The S 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Microfridge, The S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Queen Byron S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Sub-Zero T 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Trads Are People, Too! T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unknown Crack S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Chris Barlow
Page Views: 867 total · 9/month
Shared By: Christopher Barlow on May 9, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

As the name implies (at least to those who played early '90s video games), this route requires some Mortal Combat-style karate chop hand jams. With two bolts and bomber gear in between, Sub-Zero is one of the better (and possibly hardest?) traditional routes in Eleven-Mile.

Begin off a cheater stone, and climb slightly crumbly rock (a bit of a theme for the Icebox) up a flake, then undercling right through a roof to a stance below a trio of cracks up the bulging wall. Clip a fixed stopper and bust up and left via the "Mortal Combat" toss into the leftmost crack. Continue up with powerful moves on terrible jams to the anchor at the lip.

Location

Sub-Zero is in the middle (20 feet right of the 5.13 sport route, 80 feet right of Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out) of the steep west face of the Icebox. Rope up exactly where the trail meets the wall.

Protection

A bolt protects the start (stick clip recommended), and another protects the final moves. In between, one will need a single set of cams from purple TCU to hand-sized. Lower from bolts and chains.

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