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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Dave Pegg
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Submitted By: MaryH. on Jan 19, 2014

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Pass 2 bolts worth of less than ideal rock, then pass a short .12a crux to a rest. Faceclimb a beautiful headwall on small crimps, edges, and sidepulls with a few dynamic moves for 4 bolts. The headwall is the crux. This has sustained climbing to an easier top-out. This is a totally awesome route - best on the wall!


This is on Main Elk on the prow, just right of Black Ball Receiver. The start is shared with The Bizzler (11+) and then goes straight up the overhanging headwall.


7 bolts; chain anchor with lower biners

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By Alvaro Arnal
From: Aspen, CO
Mar 30, 2014
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

While I feel that no move on this climb is harder than the crux of Black Ball Retriever, the upper headwall is very sustained, and every move feels harder and harder as the pump sets in. Awesome power endurance route!
By Jay 1975
From: Bonedale,CO
Sep 24, 2014

Ed: the Bizzler is .12b I believe and feel. Lappable but not 11+.

"Best" is 12d for this rock.

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