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BB King S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
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Type: Sport, 65 ft
FA: Aaron Raby, Jessi Bruni
Page Views: 208 total · 6/month
Shared By: Aaron Raby on Jul 27, 2015
Admins: Hank Caylor, Matt Richardson, LeeAB Brinckerhoff

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Description

Starts with a slabby V1/2 for the first 3 bolts. Bolts 3-6 are big shouldery moves on decent holds with a solid V4 iron cross drop down in the middle - this is the crux section. Rest in cave then fire the last moves from bolt 7 thru anchors on a series of small flat jugs.

Location

On the far right side of Blues Wall. Starts just past the giant wet streak and tufa about 30' in from the end of the roof.

Protection

7 Bolts plus Sport Anchors

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Fantastic route, and quite varied in its moves. The iron cross crux was just as hard for me as coming over the mini-roof after the slab, and even harder was fighting the pump to make it up to the cave rest. I hope this route stays intact, however, since I noticed that two key holds had been cemented back on, and I even broke a part (not the good part) of the undercling at the first mini-roof. Regardless, BB King is well worth the time. Dec 4, 2015
Danny Androos
Austin, TX
Danny Androos   Austin, TX
Just got on this. I was super psyched on it because of its variety and length. However I got sketched out due to choss/broken holds and had to bail at the fourth or fifth bolt. It's a shame, because I was really enjoying the movements.

I'd certainly get back on it if it got some more traffic, I just couldn't trust the holds after seeing a giant undercling cemented back on and a broken side-pull. :(

I'm probably just being a wimp, though. :) Mar 25, 2018
James Horstman
Austin, TX
James Horstman   Austin, TX
As of today (3/31/18), the glue-reinforced undercling is not attached to the route. It is sitting on the ground about 8 feet to the right of the start. The traverse from bolt 3 to 4 without the undercling is obviously much harder as a result.

There's also a block just past bolt 4 which looks ominously close to breaking off as well. Mar 31, 2018

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