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A Girl's Best Friend 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Rafe on May 11, 2009

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Matt Compton top roping 'A Girl's Best Friend'.


A couple of moves of moderate climbing bring you into a crux reaching for a jug up and left. Finish on more moderate climbing.


To the left of Booty Squirrel


4 bolts Fixed anchors

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By Russell Watland
Dec 30, 2013

There is a toe pocket on the right side that you have to hook to grab the crux.
By Krzysztof Wicher
Aug 2, 2016

I think what was a crux hold (undercling finger pocket) fell off last time I climbed it with a friend - it was still possible to climb it without it using a less visible crimp slightly higher. Not sure if it's still 11a though (max 11b though)
By Ross Coyle
Aug 14, 2016
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

I'd recommend updating the beta to reflect the missing finger pocket. Now requires a slabby undercling pull while pinching/palming a high right hand to make the next move.
By Rafe
Aug 18, 2016

Yeah I climbed this again more recently and remembered it being different. I think all I did was bump out to a small side pull on my right hand from the standing position to reach the jug.
By Serge Smirnov
Jun 25, 2017

+1 on it being easier before (~2014). Now looks 11c. Also bolt #2 now spins.

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