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Bell Curve A.K.A. Silent But Deadly 

YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.13b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 30 British: E7 6c [details]
FA: Luke Childers
Season: All but winter
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Submitted By: Luke Childers on Jun 20, 2009

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Description 

Climb straight up the steep pillar via side pulls pinches, slaps (powerful) to an eventual crimp that aids in gaining a nice rest ledge just under a scoop/overhang. Next move up and left into a small dihedral that leads up and out of the scoop/overhang (technical) until you reach a nice jug. From here, traverse left via small crimps (start crux-to end) and delicate, hidden foot placements. This will lead you to a serious of left handed side pulls and lay backs (powerful) to the chains.

Location 

On the far right of the Alcove is a smaller Alcove/hidden nook that host an obvious steep pillar at the bottom. A nice ledge stance under a scoop/overhang at the mid point. The finish has a very noticeable thin crux face.

Protection 

Bolts.


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By Ted Lanzano
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 26, 2011

This is a fun rock climb, but there is a lot of loose rock at the ledge between the second and third bolts. A lot of the holds I grabbed were loose or covered in rock dust, making the high third clip pretty sketchy. I cleaned and brushed as much as I could, but a more thorough cleaning with a hammer and a big brush is needed to make this safe for the climber and the belayer.

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