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Almost Heaven 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Ken McClain, Doug Cosby
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
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Submitted By: Shawn Heath on Aug 4, 2010

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Stick clipping the first bolt.

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This one's a good warm-up for Thunder Struck. The crux is at the beginning, so stick clip the first bolt. It's a very hard 10b. When I climb it, I always put the stick back in the bush to the right of the route.


Right of Thunder Struck


4 bolts to anchor.

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By elimedvescek
From: Tucson, AZ
Jul 11, 2016

Was at the NRG this weekend, someone at the campground mentioned that a hold at the beginning of the route had recently broken off, pushing the grade of the beginning of the climb to 5.10d/11a. Can anyone corroborate?
By Tim Salizzoni
From: Charlotte, NC
Jul 19, 2016

Climbed this on the morning of 7/9/16 and 10b seemed right. Didn't see any obvious broken holds though so maybe we were on it pre-break.
By Lisa Dreisigmeyer
Apr 26, 2017

I did this route for the first time 4/16/17 and thought the bottom was quite difficult. I thought it was much harder than 10b at the bottom so it does seem possible that the route has changed.

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