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Above All Authority 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 20'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
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Submitted By: Jay Samuelson on Jun 2, 2013

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Power Rules.

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This is a short, powerful route up the hill from the main Anarchy Wall. A few long pulls on okay holds will get you to the lip pretty quickly.


This route is up the hill and to the right if looking at Anarchy Wall. Go to the base of Question Authority, and climb up the ledges to the right. Straight uphill you will see three bolts on a small face.


3 bolts with a 2 bolt anchor and quicklinks.

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By Jay Samuelson
From: Denver CO
Jun 2, 2013

If anyone knows the correct info for this route, please let me know and I'll change it on here.
By Richard M. Wright
From: Lakewood, CO
Jun 4, 2013

I'm pretty sure that this is one of Alan Nelson's route's. I do recall that he and I did the FFA shortly after he got the bolts in place. The time frame would be roughly the same as Question Authority (1990-1991).
By Jay Samuelson
From: Denver CO
Jun 4, 2013

Thanks, Richard! Do you remember if you guys named it anything?
By Richard M. Wright
From: Lakewood, CO
Jun 5, 2013

I don't know if Alan had anything in mind. It's really his route.
By Luke Childers
Jun 6, 2013
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Hard little thing! Cool moves. It's got it's thing.
By Jay Samuelson
From: Denver CO
Jun 9, 2013

I added a two bolt anchor on the ledge today with Petzl wedge bolts and ss hangers. I also left two quicklinks, you can now rappel and clean the route or lower, although your rope will run over a rough ege.
By Curt MacNeill
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 12, 2015

Too bad this line wasn't left as a boulder problem which would have made for a fun highball. With a little bit of work, the base could be made perfectly flat, and several pads would have made for a perfect and safe landing. Fun mantel move to finish.
By Darren Mabe
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Aug 14, 2015

What is stopping you from climbing it without a rope?

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