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Atmospheric Testing 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Y. & S. Kimball, 2001
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Submitted By: Skip Harper on Jul 13, 2002

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BETA PHOTO: 'North exposure'.


Route No. 3 on the beta photo, it follows the sharp arete on the crag's right side (facing the rock). Thin edges lead to a cruxy bulge between the third and fourth bolt. Don't get suckered to the right. There are inventive underclings and liebacks higher up. Lots of exposure and just enough bolts to add a modest pucker factor.


9 bolts and one 'peg' with Fixe Ring Anchors at top. You may want to bring along a #0.75 Camalot for the finish.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Rob Kepley doing some Atmospheric Testing (5.10d) ...
Rob Kepley doing some Atmospheric Testing (5.10d) ...

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By david goldstein
Aug 2, 2007

Clean rock with an excellent crux section, but it is slightly contrived.
By s.kimball
Aug 2, 2011

FA: Y. & S. Kimball, 2001.
By Drew Thayer
From: Denver, CO
Apr 13, 2015

Very fun.

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