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YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Mike Williams & John Cardmon, October 2006
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Submitted By: Bill Olszewski on Jun 24, 2009

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The fun starts right away on Bearish, with a difficult crux involving a high step and some very careful balance. After clipping the second bolt, make a difficult and awkward traverse left to an awkward ramp. Work back up to the right, along the ramp. From here the climb ascends straight up with some very interesting moves getting to and passing a large chicken head. Continue up the wall on delicate features to gain the anchor, shared with Skyscraper. Despite the preponderance of lichen, the holds are solid and the feet stick very well. Rappel to descend.


Left side of Delancey Rock, farthest bolt line to the left.


6 bolts, bolted anchor

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By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 28, 2009

Found another way to surmount the starting crux - thin edging just to the right of the mantel. Still at least .10b
By C Miller
From: CA
Aug 7, 2010
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

The best route at the Lower East Side with a bouldery crux start and engaging climbing throughout higher. Once past the crux the climbing is no harder than 5.9.
By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Oct 12, 2013
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Wow - beautiful climb with very cool body-english moves the whole way up. I highly recommend this route, hit it up on the hike out from Central, you'll be glad you did. I'll give it 4-stars once it's nice and clean.

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