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YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 130'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Mike Engle and Chris Barnes
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Mike Engle on Aug 18, 2015

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Follow the bolt line through 2 overlaps (5.9) to a small stance about 2/3 the way up the wall. Use the optional belay or continue up the bolt line (5.7) to the top anchors.


From top anchors of Slab Happy, 4th class across the low angle slab to top of the gully below the Red Rib Wall. Route starts at the chain anchors in the gully. One 60 meter rope in two rappels get back to the start of the climb. One rappel or 4th class stroll gets you back to the anchors of Slab Happy. From there one 60 meter rope rappel takes back to the ground.


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Photos of 13b Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Supe Vitali dancing up 13b!
Supe Vitali dancing up 13b!
Rock Climbing Photo: John Schmidt pulling through the crux on 13b
John Schmidt pulling through the crux on 13b

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By Mike Engle
Aug 18, 2015

After you climb this route, you can go back to Rock City and over beers casually mention your onsight flash of 13b!
By Chris and Freda
Jun 17, 2016

Challenging and enjoyable for the 5.9 leader. With one exception, the bolts are exactly where I needed them to be. And the one bolt that was too high may be fine; perhaps I just couldn't find the right stance. It seems most 5.8-5.9 routes tend to be bolted for 5.10 and 5.11 climbers. Not this one; the climb is varied, fun, and the protection is unusually well executed.

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