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Bantam of the Opera 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 2 pitches
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Scott Ayers, Avi Steinburg & Charlie King
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Submitted By: cochiseclimbing on Oct 23, 2012

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Description 

Start in a alcove with a pine tree.
P1- Climb out of the alcove on pockets to steep slab above. 5.10
P2-Continue on a steep long pitch of micro edges and slab. At a right-facing corner move left, around the arête to the steep finish on plates.5.10+

Location 

This route is on the north face of Sheepshead. It starts in a pocketed alcove about 100 yards below the saddle between Muttonhead and Sheepshead

Protection 

Bolts


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Rock Climbing Photo: Jesse Schultz leading the the great second pitch.
Jesse Schultz leading the the great second pitch.

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By Hendrixson
From: Tucson, AZ
Oct 14, 2013
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

FA: Scott Ayers. Pitch 1: 5.10+; Pitch 2: 5.11-. From the left this is the forth of five routes that comprise the Barnyard Wall section of The Sheepshead.

While I didn't care for the first pitch due to the crumbly character of the rock, the second pitch is amazing and perhaps the best single pitch on the Sheepshead.
By Jimbo
Oct 14, 2013

Now here's some info we can use.

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