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Black Thing 

YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Dave Bingham
Season: Any
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Submitted By: Michael May on Aug 11, 2006

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Moving up the gut of Black Thing


Difficult climbing with less than obvious moves.


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8 bolts to chains, shares anchors and last bolt with Ziplock.

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By Justin Peinado
From: Flagstaff, Arizona
Jul 19, 2012
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Really fun climb. Has great holds the whole way up, but the movement takes some thinking and it is extremely pumpy with one move in the middle I thought was kind of tough. Fight the pump!
By CHopwood
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 27, 2014
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Now perma-drawed. Just right of the perma-drawed Ziplock. Shares last bolt and anchors. There's not a bad hold on this whole route. Has opportunities for knee-bars. Very straightforward and thuggish; not a lot of thinking required, you just have to be able to hold on!
By dave bingham
Apr 13, 2017

Pretty much no one goes the original 11c way, which avoids the leftward jug traverse via a silly boulder problem. The traverse makes this makes the route a decent warm-up at maybe 11a.
By dave bingham
Apr 13, 2017

Bolts on Black Thing have been replaced (spring 2017) w SS hardware donated by Greg Barnes / ASCA.

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