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Bar None 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: David Turner & Terry Murphy
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: David A. Turner on Sep 15, 2004

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  • Description 

    This fun route is on the West Face of Der Zerkle, far left end. Romp up jugs and huecos through a short overhang and blunt arete.


    4 protection bolts, 2 bolt anchor.

    Photos of Bar None Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: The crux.
    The crux.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Contemplating the finish. You can either step up a...
    Contemplating the finish. You can either step up a...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Clipping the last bolt after making the crux move.
    Clipping the last bolt after making the crux move.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Paulie cranks the crux!
    Paulie cranks the crux!
    Rock Climbing Photo: Bar None - Der Zerkle
    Bar None - Der Zerkle

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    By Tony B
    From: Around Boulder, CO
    Oct 4, 2004
    rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

    The moves are not hard, per se, but I think some 5.8 leaders are going to be a little befuttled around the 3rd bolt.
    By Ray Snead
    Oct 11, 2004
    rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

    Intimidating looking, and the crux is perplexing, but it probably really is only 5.8. A bit crispy at the second bolt.

    Neverthess, a worthy and exciting "moderate" outing if combined with What if You're Not and P1 of Hell Freezes Over.
    By George Bell
    From: Boulder, CO
    Oct 2, 2005

    We were confused as to what was expected of us after the last (4th) bolt. I moved left, and the climbing suddenly became easy and I found myself above the top anchor. While lowering off, I spotted chalk off to the right and my partner headed out there. I guess this could be the required finish, but it is rather circuitous. Moving straight up after the 4th bolt did not seem 5.8, maybe somthing has broken off?

    Anyway, this is a fun and worthwhile route.
    By Danny dubsack
    May 7, 2006

    Worth doing. If climb is supposed to go right at the fourth bolt, it would definitely fall into the contrived category. One star.

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