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Breakdown Dead Ahead 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Glenn Schuler, K . McLaughlin
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on May 4, 2003

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BETA PHOTO: Not My Cross To Bear, 05/21/2005.

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This is the line just right of Tanks for Hueco. It shares the same start (a lieback up a black corner) and then heads up the fantastic pockets on the overhanging wall. In my opinion a more appropriate finish (in terms of difficulty) than Tanks for Hueco. Oh, the guide rates it at 11b, but it is not nearly that hard.


Quickdraws. Bolted anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling through what I think was the crux
Pulling through what I think was the crux
Rock Climbing Photo: Glenn Schuler on F.A. of "Breakdown Dead Ahea...
Glenn Schuler on F.A. of "Breakdown Dead Ahea...

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By Kevin McLaughlin
From: Colorado Springs
Dec 17, 2007

F.A.-Glenn Schuler,K . McLaughlin. Those holds were just so teasing..... we couldn't resist.
By Rico
From: Aurora, CO
May 26, 2009
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13

Awesome Line! Would've been four stars if it wasn't for the wet corner start.
By Mike Howard
Apr 30, 2012

Anchor Replacement, modernization: "After gaining the ledge, you are risking groundfall if you blow it climbing to the next bolt on an easy runout after that is unnecessary." Fixed 4/29/2012 with Bob D. and Tim Standing. Plan to replace SMC spinners with 28kN hangers on Anchor Replacement Weekend 5/12-13/2012. New sport anchor with chain, so please do not top rope through chains, use you draws and last climber rap.

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