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Boot Hill 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
FA: Paul Crawford, Paul Obanheim and Jay Smith, 1984
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Submitted By: Salamanizer suchoski on Oct 11, 2006

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Description 

Face climb to the right of Tombstone Terror. One of the best sport routes at the leap. Clean, steep and well protected. If follows a series of flakes, small edges and pinches up a nearly overhanging white wall. This route's FA was originally done with a couple bolts and pins. Yikes!

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By 426
Mar 8, 2007

Definitely a great route with unique moves. Well protected and fun!

Used to be 11a in the old white guide, could be harder if you are shorter...
By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Jun 18, 2007
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Wow! Powerful moves on steep rock. .11a? I bet this would be rated harder at some climbing areas...
By Michael Ybarra
From: on the road
Oct 15, 2008

And at some places it would be rated easier.
By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Nov 13, 2008
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Yeah right. This thing isn't .10 anywhere in the country.
By squiddo Siddens
From: Mountain View, CA
Apr 13, 2009

yep....one hard 11a
By tallmark515
From: San Francisco
Jun 28, 2009
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Either harder than .11a or very sustained .11a (or both), I can't tell. Either way, this is has got to be the finest face climb that I've done at the leap.

First 20 feet are unprotected with a bad landing. Once you clip the first bolt, the business starts and continues until you start dike hopping 3/4 of the way up the route. Crux is everything in between and involves some powerful flake pulling, mantling, liebacking and most importantly... lots of endurance.
By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Jul 15, 2009
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Boothill is the graveyard in Tombstone AZ, named such because Tombstone was a town 'where men died with their boots on.'
By Jason Albino
From: San Francisco, CA
Jul 22, 2017

Fantastic and varied route!

Like most sport routes at the Leap, it favors taller climbers. At 6', I still had to make an extended reach through the right-facing flake section down lower, and still do a medium-sized deadpoint/one-point-on dyno to reach a jug out left after that part. There's some really cool arete bear-hugging/lieback bumping that gets you through the second crux, which again will be easier if you're on the taller end.

The cruxes felt to me like .11c relative to other granite sport areas I've climbed.
By Brandon R
From: Sacramento, CA
Sep 5, 2017

At 5'10" with a zero ape index, this route (just the little flake section) felt harder to me than Yankee Dog, Nirvana (both pitches), and Deadpool right next door.

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