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50 Yard Dash 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: T. Perkins and R. Perkins
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Submitted By: Drew Allan on Sep 18, 2006

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50 Yard Dash. Randy at the anchor.


50 Yard Dash starts off the angled boulder, working over a small roof for the first clip. This may be a long reach for some with a potentially bad groundfall. Those who don’t like the risk should stick clip it. Once established over the roof, run the wonderful face for multiple clips. At mid-height, place a #2 cam in a horizontal crack, then mantle onto a ledge, reach up to a high bolt (micro cam available just below if wanted) and do the awesome final moves to the anchor. Wonderful route.


As you complete the big slog up the trail from the road, just past Opening Ceremony Wall, you will come to a distinct apex with trees and an angled boulder at the west end (left side) of Olympic Wall. There are three routes found in this alcove. The right hand route is 50 YD.


7 bolts to double bolt anchor. Bring a 2.5" SLCD to protect a runout section.

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By Lynn S
Jul 17, 2009

Fun route, with a crux at the get go, stick clipping would be wise. Blowing the first clip would be painful. Moves at the top are very fun. The optional cam section is pretty easy, 5.7ish big holds, you decide.
By Lynn S
Jul 28, 2010

Anchor replaced today, now has links too. Hardware courtesy of ASCA.
By Jeff Welch
From: Denver, CO
Aug 12, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I thought the first clip is fine. Just be careful. It's like 5.6 to get to a clipping position.
I was glad to have the cam up higher, however. #3 Friend works great.
By Hiro Kurotsuchi
From: Colorado
Sep 16, 2012

The crux seemed to be the start and the end. I thought it was really fun! BD C4 #2 worked great in the crack midway up. Highly recommended, just watch out before that first bolt!
By GilaShot
From: Western Antarctic, New England, Arizona
Jul 13, 2016

The first clip is no way 5.6 onsight, and a mistake would suck. Stick clip works, or clip it on the way down from Fox Trot. #2 Camalot worked for me in the horizontal.

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