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You Break It You Buy It S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 85 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 300 total · 7/month
Shared By: Josh Golden Eagle on Oct 22, 2014
Admins: Micah Klesick, Nate Ball

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Golden Eagle Closures in the Monument Area Feb-Aug Details

Description

Crux is getting off the ground to the first bolt. The rest of the route is sustained.

When the climber approaches the top and starts to traverse left, there is some loose rock. Belayer should stay as close to the wall as possible and wear a helmet.

Would give this two stars after more traffic and most of the loose rock is cleared out.

Location

Route is in the middle of the Big Ben Tower, on a rounded arete immediately right of a 5.12 bolted water groove.

Protection

8 bolts + anchors

Photos

The first bolt felt way left. Is the intended start inside the groove rather than a traverse in from right or something?

Once past that, either way, delightful sustained vertical happytime ensues. Once you're at the anchor, don't forget to turn around and take in the view.

Last horizontal jug ledge on the left looked ready to go. Oct 12, 2015

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