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American Beauty 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Heidi Badaracco (1998)
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Submitted By: J. Albers on Jun 29, 2010

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Slab below the huge roof -Photo by kevin Ziechmann

Description 

Begin with good pockets on fantastic vertical to slabby 5.11c 'ish face climbing to a stance below the obvious roof. Big moves on mostly good holds leads out the roof to a hard to see jug at the anchors. Falling while going for the anchors (crux) leads to a great, bowel churning free air fall.

Location 

When looking at the main Cowboy King Wall (the central wall with huge roof), American Beauty is the second bolted line from the left (the first bolted line is the start for two 5.13's out the left side of the roof).

Protection 

Bolts to a two bolt anchor.


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Rock Climbing Photo: After making the final move four times and missing...
After making the final move four times and missing...
Rock Climbing Photo: Fred flashing American Beauty.
Fred flashing American Beauty.
Rock Climbing Photo: The American Beauty Crux.
The American Beauty Crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike entering the final crux roof.
Mike entering the final crux roof.
Rock Climbing Photo: The main portion of the Cowboy King Wall. American...
BETA PHOTO: The main portion of the Cowboy King Wall. American...

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By Tyler Gordon
From: Durango, CO
Jun 22, 2013

This route is sick, some bigger bouldery moves. If you're shorter you get to do a foot cutting throw to tackle the first roof.
By bwillem
From: the wasatch
Jun 3, 2015

There's a bolt just before the anchor. So no huge whipper if you can't find that perfect clipping jug
By Mark SLC
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 24, 2017
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

What a route! Engaging face climbing to an amazing finish. One of the best climbs at the grade anywhere. Enough said.

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