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Bovine Guidance 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Pokey Amory - 1987
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on May 30, 2007

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The best patina face at the City? Perhaps...


This sweet little gem climbs perfect rock up the slightly overhanging red patina face. Begin at the diagonal crack (Nematode) with a gear placement (or stick clip the first bolt) and perform some cruxy moves to a good stance. Continue up steep rock and crimpy, but positive, holds to a bolted anchor. A yellow Alien in a horizontal alleviates one of the run outs between bolts.


Draws and a few TCU's.

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By Daniel Nelson
From: Jackson, WY
Jun 12, 2014

Felt very sustained/hard for the grade. Just about every move felt 5.11. 3 widely spaced bolts in true city of rocks fashion. Hardest 11b I've experienced.
By Flacker
From: Lander, WY
Jun 13, 2015

Worth the hike out to bovine. amazing line
By Mr. Stevens
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 25, 2015

A blue metolius/green alien fits at the first horizontal, a yellow metolius/yellow alien at the second. That's assuming you stick clip the first bolt. This is THE BEST pitch I've climbed at the city.

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