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YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: snowhazed on Oct 25, 2008

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A couple of aggressive stand ups on big knobs with micro edges for hands. Crux above second bolt.


Left most route on the main face of the Blocks.


4 bolts.

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By crimsonraen
Aug 12, 2015
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

I don't know if something fell off, but the crux for me was after the 3rd bolt.. You get the small (but positive) knob, and then there's nothing for hands or feet. (Except super tiny micro edges..) Definitely more difficult than a .10b.
By Short Fall Sean
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Apr 12, 2016

Agreed that this felt real stout for 10b.
By Colonel Mustard
From: Sacramento, CA
Apr 19, 2016

I could maybe see a letter grade or two adjustment, but this is simply not a 5.11 anything. How do I know, you ask? I onsighted it.

Those 1/4" button heads up to the fifth bolt (which is upgraded hardware) lent a little urgency to my lead. When I got the third button head clipped, I felt good because I thought "hey, both won't pull... right?" (you would deck from the 2nd).

Patina crimping, high foot rock overs, and some traversing into a bit o' knob heaven... Not a bad climb!
By snowhazed
From: Oakland, Ca
Apr 25, 2016

Compare grades for the Spires, it's definitely easier than Candyland at 10c
By Kelley Gilleran
From: Sacramento, Ca
Apr 25, 2016
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Agreed. Crux is low on the route. Pretty solid granite I doubt anything broke. Plus the stand up move on my favorite thing is way harder than anything on blue note and it only gets .10d

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