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Above and Beyond 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: FRA Dustin Wilkinson, Dan Briley, Cassondra Long--08/29/2009
New Route: Yes
Season: Spring through Fall
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Submitted By: cassondra long on Feb 24, 2014

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John climbing Above and Beyond. Photo by Gigi.

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Tip toe right of the crack on a thin rail, grab the pockets and SMEAR! Thus begins the enjoyable movement that is Above and Beyond. Follow the pockets left and right of the crack, then reach way out right to swing into the large hueco. Continue up and slightly left through the thin plates, then easily to the top.

Same anchor spot as Chocolate Tranquility Fountain.

Fun, technical climbing on some very nice varnish makes this beautiful route a fine bonus after climbing Pillar Talk below it.


Located above Pillar Talk, next to Chocolate Tranquility Fountain.
Descent is the same as for CTF


Single rack to #3 Camalot (Yes, the #3 goes in passive mode in a hole by the big hueco)
trad anchor

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Rock Climbing Photo: Closer view. Positive features, but not obvious un...
Closer view. Positive features, but not obvious un...
Rock Climbing Photo: Above and Beyond 5.9 on the Supra Ultra Wall
Above and Beyond 5.9 on the Supra Ultra Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Above and Beyond 5.9
BETA PHOTO: Above and Beyond 5.9

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By Cunning Linguist
Feb 25, 2014

A really fine route. Been a long time since I've been on it, but I would say it's easily four stars or better.
By John Hegyes
From: Las Vegas, NV
Mar 20, 2014

This is a really nice route.
By mmacelhi
May 7, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

great advice on the open #2 in the hole. Coming from the gunks, that was a new technique that i used elsewhere in RR. cool moves all through although unfortunately too short. staying left of the main line is harder and more interesting but doesn't protect real well so consider a TR run after your lead
By Howard
From: Costa Mesa, CA
Sep 3, 2014

The #3 seems initially okay to go passive in the hueco, but careful inspection reveals it's a tad manky.

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