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Breaking Away 

YDS: 5.13b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 30 British: E7 6c

Type:  Sport, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.13b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 30 British: E7 6c [details]
FA: Mike Head
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Submitted By: Luke Bertelsen on Nov 7, 2014

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This is another gem in this tucked away little spot. Initially I wasn't really drawn in by the line, but after working out the moves I found it as fun and engaging and slightly harder than Pucker Up. The only thing keeping me from giving 4 stars is the crumbly band of rock above the bottom four bolts.

This route will test your climbing technique, power, and endurance. It even has some very non-Mt. Lemmon trickery thrown in. See if you can find it!


This is currently the leftmost route on the Gallery wall. It shares the first 4 bolts with Pucker Up before breaking left. It rejoins for the last bolt and shares anchors with Pucker Up.


12 bolts + chains

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By Austin Sobotka
From: Tucson, AZ
Oct 16, 2016

Just for clarification: does Breaking Away share the first four original bolts of Pucker Up, or the first four bolts that are currently installed on Pucker Up, and do Breaking Away and Riddle of Steel share any bolts?
By Luke Bertelsen
From: Tucson, AZ
Oct 16, 2016

Austin, all of the routes share the bottom 4 bolts. Riddle climbs most of Breaking Away before diverting to it's own ending out the steepest part of the wall- hard left at the top.

I will aim to get a photo topo of the wall up in the next month or so as there is not one in STL III.

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