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A Bolt Too Far 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Judy and Joe Perez. Ben Onchila. 1994
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Submitted By: jim.dangle on Jan 20, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: A bolt Too Far 5.9+


Thin, delicate, face/slab climbing up past 8 bolts. The bolts gradually peter out as you reach an odd quartz vein that can be followed easily but a little iffily to the top. Very fun climb some call 5.10, some call sustained 5.9 without true crux.


This is on the same face as How Green Was My Valley and Golden Slippers. This one starts right of the tree and right of the obvious dike. Currently its the last cleaned route on the right of the face. It trends right.


Eight bolts.

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By John Halupowski
From: Intervale, N.H.
Sep 1, 2014

There are only seven bolts. There is a small cam placement above the 7th bolt that cuts the 20' runout to the old anchor in half.
By Robert Hall
From: North Conway, NH
Sep 28, 2015
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

While a bit "different" from the other climbs left of it (there are fewer "crimpers" for the fingers and more reliance on footwork) I actually thought this easier than "Bear Crossing" and "How Green Was My Valley". I thought the climbing about the same technical difficulty as climbs like L'Anniversaire (on Rainbow Slabs).

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