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Nine Eleven S 
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Wimp And Peel S 

Air Barrier 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Keith Becconsall '14
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Submitted By: Matt Levine on May 15, 2015

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This is another welcomed addition to the left side of the NW Territories. Air Barrier is three bolt lines left of the classic B-B-Buttress. Shine On and Times Like These are to the left of this route. The climb starts with some easier climbing up over a bulge to lead into to a thoughtful crux up a small corner.

There are no quick clips at the top so be prepared at the chains. Also, if rappelling, be mindful of where you toss your rope as I accidentally threw mine right into the small gully underneath the corner on my first attempt.


Left side of The Northwest Terrritories.


6-ish bolts to chains

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By Jeffrey.LeCours
From: New Hampshire
Jun 30, 2015

My crew enjoyed this route today. Everything was damp but it was very climbable. We stuck right at the start. I found the corner midway up to be enjoyable. Also, the rock before the anchor was fun and reminded me of the rock above Peanut Man / Thin Man. This route was interesting in a similar way that Glory Jeans is interesting. It was a muddy belay stance for us but the route is a welcomed addition for sure - thanks!
By Daniel Kaye
From: Boston, ma
Aug 28, 2016

8 bolts I believe.
1 more than the route directly to the right, The Beastie.

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