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Bovine Impact 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Phillip Benningfield
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Submitted By: Jim Redo on Jul 2, 2003

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Bovine Impact climbs the right side of this wall, ...


Bovine Impact is not in the "Ruckman Cave" proper. Walk left on a trail past "Beer Run" passing many stinging nettles along the way through a bit of forest to an opening in the canopy a good 100 yards past the Ruckman Cave. This route is just left of the obvious open corner, which goes at 10c.

Scramble up onto some blocks to start. Move up right in kind of a chossy corner clipping a couple bolts along the way to a stance on a pillar. Climb up a few feet then traverse straight left with not so great feet to some steep terrain. Some powerful, cool climbing through a roof brings you to a slab with some hard climbing getting situated on the slab. Clip one more bolt, and voila you are at the anchors.

This route could use a little cleaning. Worth doing though and no crowds.


Six bolts to two bolt anchor.

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By chris righter
Sep 16, 2010
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Third bolt hard to clip from dihedral. Nice to have a prehung draw or you will have to do a few commiting moves out left to a good clipping hold. Fun movement on this climb.

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