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Bullit - with Alternate Slab Start 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a PG13 [details]
FA: P1- Unknown P2- Todd Swain & Rich Couchon, with Pete Coren 1976
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Submitted By: Robert Hall on Nov 8, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: Bullit - the Alt. Slab Start Bullit OH above andf...

Description 

Jon Sykes' "The Notches" gives this alternate a 5.8..... You decide ! (and we'll change it if enough override the 5.9)

START: On a slab, with bolts, which is about 200 ft right of the South (Left) Descent Gully, and about 50ft right of "Unknown #1 - 3 bolts on a slab". Above the correct starting slab should be the obvious "Bullit" Overhang. (see photo-s)

...and, yes, I do know that the projectile portion of ammunition is a "bullet", but Bullit is how Ed spelled the name. Perhaps one needs to "Bull" "it"...maybe to start P2 !?

P1 - Climb up the slab. Bolts are widely, but reasonably spaced (PG-13). At the top of the slab make geart protected moves up and slightly right to the fixed belay at the far left of the "Bullit" overhang. 100+/- feet 5.8+ / 5.9-n

P2 - Step left and climb the crack in the left end of the OH (rated 5.6 [?]), continue up the crack and then slighgtly left on slab to a gear belay (0.75,green to #2, gold, Camalot-sized).
130 +/- ft 5.6 - 5.7

P3 - Scramble left. 30-40 ft

Protection 

Std Rack


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By AWinters
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From: NH
May 16, 2016

I'm guessing named after the classic Steve McQueen flick imdb.com/title/tt0062765/
By Robert Hall
Administrator
May 17, 2016

Probably....but without the final "t". (?) Until you provided the link, I'd always assumed the movie title was spelled "bullet", as in the projectile portion of ammunition.
There still might be something to the "bull it" theory, given the "5.6" overhanging start to P2.
By Gunkswest
May 26, 2016

Named for a long link of expended .223 rounds found at the base during the FA (presumably from a SAW) and the movie (well known at the time for its car chase).

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