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Becker 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Lyle Monzyk on Jan 1, 2002

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Description 

Becker is located on the NW face of John's Tower. Locate the two parallel cracks, which are 20-30 feet right of a wide crack called Big House and climb them. The beginning of Becker is easily accessed from the left by bouldering up to a good-sized belay ledge. Awkward jams and an odd wide exit leads to a double bolt belay. Fun climb with unique jams and moves, painful at times, and definitely hard for its grade.

Protection 

Standard rack, a #4 Camalot is useful.


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By nolteboy
From: Fort Collins, CO
Apr 18, 2005

Amen to that - definitely hard for the grade.
By Mike D
From: Fort Collins, CO
Aug 14, 2007
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

5.7 is the grade listed in the latest guidebook for the area and apeared to me to be accurate. A good climb with a tricky crux.
By Sarah Meiser
From: Boulder, Colorado
Jul 10, 2017

Save a big cam for the final OW (looked like a #5 but maybe a #4 works too). I resorted to removing my helmet and cramming myself into the bottom of it to (just barely) place a #2 in a crack behind it, but it was really tough. Otherwise you're pulling the cruxy moves with your last pro maybe 10 feet below you.

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