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Bombs Over Tripoli 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Dave Bingham
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Submitted By: Bryan K. on Jan 9, 2008

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First climbed by Dave Bingham in 1984 with only three bolts!! The route was retro-bolted in 1988. Begin by climbing a large juniper then stepping on to a thin technical face. Make a difficult move to a layback (crux) which gains a very thin insecure crack.


The route is located on the northeast face of Parkinglot Rock. Look for bolts leading to a small seam. This route has great shade in the afternoon, making it an excellent choice for warm days.


Draws to 2-bolt anchor

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By camhead
From: Vandalia, Appalachia
Sep 5, 2009

Great route; the crack is incredibly insecure, with only a few good fingerlocks. The final traverse beneath the anchors definitely keeps it sustained as well. Difficult second clip.
By Alex Herbert
From: Bozeman, MT
Oct 10, 2010

Currently missing third bolt. It fell off as I was rapping down to clean it this weekend, I couldn't find the nut to replace it
By Ian Cavanaugh
Jul 20, 2011

I was there a few weeks ago, and found the bolt was still missing. Try to stick-clip past it but, could not find a stick long enough. Talk to a ranger that day and informed him of the missing hanger. He said he would replace it the next day, but never had a chance to return and verify.
By Greg Gavin
From: SLC, UT
Jul 25, 2011

the 2nd bolt is back.
By Ian Cavanaugh
Jun 22, 2012

Thank You Brad!! Brad has just gone in and retro fitted this route!! after the third hanger went missing again last week, Brad and another ranger went to replace it. I believe (did not go verify with my own eyes) that they also replaced the anchors and a few other suspect bolts. should be ready to go.
By Kevin Volkening
Jun 17, 2013

As of 6/16/13 all bolts / hangers present. Get on it!
By R.Walters
Apr 17, 2017

Call me weak, but I was happy to have a yellow tcu between the ~6th and 7th bolts.
Hats off to Dave for establishing this thing in such bold style.
By Raddam6
Jun 17, 2017
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

I brought the yellow tcu and placed it, but if I didn't have it with me I wouldnt have thought much of the bolt spacing anyway. I always used to think the climbing before and after the crack would just be filler. Boy was I wrong! I wish I could say I onsighted, but I had a single footslip while resting on good holds. And I felt so solid!!!

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