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Battle of the Bulge 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, TR, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Pete Gulyash, Lee Millon
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Submitted By: Kristin McNamara on Jan 1, 2001

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I love slab. I love this route. One really key foot is just below the first bolt, I found it was easier to do a single biner rather than a draw in order to hit it. Once you pull the bulge, go up Despreado. You can go over left to lower it a few letter grades.


TR from the anchors for Diamond (note multiple anchors . . .) or use the 3 bolt lead.

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By Jon Hanlon
From: SLO
Feb 11, 2004
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

.10C variation left of the Bulge...Fantastic thin friction with buttery, stretchy moves....makes the 5.8-5.9 face climbing above the Bulge seem like 5.2.
By Jim Reynolds
Apr 11, 2011
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Some seriously finger hurting thin smearing. Trust that left foot!
By Josterling
Sep 9, 2012
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Jim, Cant agree more that bulge makes your fingers scream. Fun Route!
By David Delkeskamp
Feb 13, 2017

I did the single biner on the first bolt as Kristin suggests and it worked well. I pre-hung a (really) long sling off the second bolt of diamond to avoid a potential grounder for the leader (me). Probably 5.8 slab terrain in the ground fall zone getting to that second bolt of diamond. Not sure if I got into the "10c variation left of the bulge" or not. Either way this is primo shadow wall stuff here. Fingers didn't hurt until the next day.

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