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3 Strikes You're Out 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Mike Sofranko on Oct 28, 2001

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Ians Shadow climbs Three strikes Your Out

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This is the third of the left facing corner liebacks on Battle of the Bulge Buttress. This route is directly above the Donnelly Canyon parking area at the point where Battle of the Bulge curves around into Donnelly Canyon.

If you've done Black Corner and Battle of the Bulge, the drill should be familiar. Boulder up to the bottom of the corner proper, place some gear as high as you can reach, and go for it. As with Black Corner, this route has rests.


1 1.75 friend, 2 0.5 camalots, 4 0.75 camalots, 4 #2 friends, 1 #1 camalot, 3 #2 camalots

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By Chris Dawson
From: Denver, CO
Apr 15, 2002

This pitch protects well using just Camalots too. 4(.75), about 6-7(#1) and 1 or 2(#2). Very sustained. Good hand jams halfway lead to more thin hands/liebacking.
By C Miller
From: CA
Jan 25, 2006
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

A very good pitch of nothing but liebacking that tests your endurance (remember not to put your gear too high).
By d-know
From: electric lady land
Jan 26, 2006
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

stem it, jam it, or lay back. steming it is the most dificult way
good for setting a tr on swedin ringle
By SirVato
From: Boulder
May 12, 2006

10+ ???
You must be hella tough!! If the cave route is 10+, this is
definitely 11. Sweet line.
By wilcox510
Oct 20, 2008

I think this is a fair bit easier than Battle of the Bulge. After the first 20 feet or so its pretty much all red camalots with some slightly larger jams for rests (you can slip a couple gold camalots in up higher). Really fun.
By Toast with Butter
From: Tempe, AZ
Apr 2, 2016

Ya wasn't just a straight layback, crux is the thinner than my hands beginning: then it opens up into thin hands and thinish toe jams mixed to the top. Don't have to straight layback and instead can insecure jam if ur pumped at the end of a day like me

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