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Belayer Slayer 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Kelly Cordner, Theresa Otto, Derik Olso
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Submitted By: kelly cordner on Jun 5, 2011

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Mike Arechiga on, Belayer Stayer. 5.9


crux is at between bolt 16 and the anchors. This is a 70 meter rope stretcher!!! Lots of climbing in the 5.8 to 5.9 range. a bit chaucey on the right side in places.


to the right of Set Free and Light Within


16 bolts

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By Jeff Scheuerell
Aug 3, 2011

Well named!
By maggie-girl Wenski
Mar 25, 2012

Choss on top of more choss. I'd say he should of cleaned it better, but then there would be no climb.
By Morgan Nutting
From: Bishop, CA
Oct 15, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Is there really the need for the + rating nowadays? I did find the climb very enjoyable though, needs a little cleaning.
By Zirkel
From: Bishop, CA
Sep 29, 2013

Make sure your belayer is wearing a helmet and using a gri-gri!
By brucy
Apr 13, 2016

In the almost 6 years of this routes existence, it has in fact cleaned up- with the passage of ascentionists- to the point that it no longer is a "deadly bomb" but is actually quite fun and safe. A 60 meter rope will- on rappel- stretch to the point that the ends are slightly below the 2nd bolt allowing a pretty easy and secure 3rd class descent. As long as one is comfortable with this caveat, it can be done.
By Marek Hajek
From: Reno, NV
Apr 21, 2017
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Our son knocked a 5 lb rock off one of the ledges 80' up that landed 4' next to my wife. I think the upper section still needs cleaning.
I can't believe anyone can do this route with a 60m rope. A month ago, I watched a couple of people use a 70m rope and when the leader came down and untied both ends ended up 2m above ground (once the rope stretch reset).
I would recommend using an 80m rope for this route.

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