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Body Count 

YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Dixon and Rossiter
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Submitted By: TBD on Oct 18, 2003

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    Body Count is the fourth route from the left on the First Tier, just right of Slayer. It is on the left side of the obvious near-vertical face. Follow the bolts up the face to surmount the obvious roof above. The crux is fun and technical slab climbing.


    6 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.

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    Glen making this one look easy.
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    Heading up the crux area of the climb.
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    By Anonymous Coward
    Oct 22, 2004

    2 things: first of all this climb felt harder than 11a. I went right of the first two bolts and maybe should have gone left?? Also, be careful on the second clip. Making that clip was the crux of the whole climb for me and if you came off before clipping you would certainly hit the ground quite hard. Other than that fun, crimpy and uber pumpy climbing. ung
    By Anonymous Coward
    Jun 20, 2005

    This climb is reasonably fun, but the fun is dampened by the close proximity of the lines left and right, which produced an unpleasant "I-wonder-if-these-holds-are-on" mental debate. Not to mention questions about which bolts to head toward.

    The climbing itself is pretty straightforward crimping, with a couple of balncy moves. The line right of this is better defined, and has more interesting moves, in my opinion. Maybe I was just cranky.
    By Kyle Turner
    From: Brighton, CO
    Oct 16, 2006
    rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

    This climb is thin and balancy to start, but really well protected. I'd say its got a couple of 11a/b moves in the middle but the top is 9+. Another solid climb at Avalon.

    - KT
    By slim
    Sep 1, 2008
    rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

    Another Rossiter route with a clipping crux (or two). I guess those types of things happen when you are furiously grid bolting as fast as you can. The actual climbing is good, but the location of the 2nd bolt, and to some extent the 3rd bolt, detract from the route quality.
    By Jay Samuelson
    From: Denver CO
    May 23, 2010
    rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

    Some pretty decent climbing on this route, but the grid-bolting definitely detracts. I could clip up 3 different routes while climbing this thing, and definitely felt like the natural climbing was 'off-route'. I guess to make it .11c you can take the contrived way straight up, but isn't every route harder if you avoid all the good features? Never-the-less, put all that out of your head and just venture up some nice face climbing, no matter which was you choose to do it.
    By OkieGirl
    From: Boulder finally
    May 29, 2010

    The crux is definitely in the bottom half. Did a hold break off of this? These crimps did not feel like 11a holds to me.
    By Wayne Crill
    From: an Altered State
    Jul 26, 2010
    rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

    Squeezed nature of this route makes it feel contrived and spoils both this route and the more moderate but better climbs on either side unfortunately. None are as fun as the Antisport though!
    By NickinCO
    From: colorado
    Sep 16, 2012
    rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a

    Felt harder than 11a/b to me. Crimps down low were super tiny, and I could barely get half a finger pad on.
    By Andy Hansen
    From: Longmont, Colorado
    Sep 27, 2014
    rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

    Turd pile.
    By WookieStick69 Thomas
    From: Boulder, CO
    Jul 17, 2015

    The crimps down low definitely felt harder than 11a to me. It's splitting hairs, but I'd go with 11b which is consistent with the D'Antonio guidebook. I think all the grievances listed above are fair, but I really like this route.
    By rkrum
    From: Colorado or somewhere else
    Sep 27, 2015

    Firing directly straight up the bolt line makes it somewhere between 5.11-/11. It's pretty fun climbing, but it's completely contrived (everyone else apparently thinks so too, given that there was zero chalk on almost all of the holds, but plastered everywhere else) and poorly bolted on top of that. The crux, if following the contrived line, really isn't even the climbing - it's not getting accidentally sucked into the heavily chalked, easier line out right that felt like part of the adjacent route. Following that line seemed no harder than 10d.

    It's actually pretty fun movement through the lower section - only thing saving this route from a solid bomb, zero stars, would not recommend. One of the few routes I've been on that I found myself actually annoyed while climbing.
    By Dwight Jugornot
    From: Arvada, Co.
    Jun 20, 2016
    rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a

    This line is fun. I did't feel any overwhelming compulsion to clip another line, and it felt like a legit mid-11 route in its own right. Bolting is great.

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