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Choking Smokers 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Michael Kimm, 2007
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Michael Kimm on Oct 6, 2007

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Kentucky Pete on an early ascent of Choking Smoker...

RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>

Description 

Starts 10 feet right of Expert Textpert. Climb the prominant, blocky flake up the vertical wall.
Variation (5.11a): Bail right at the third bolt and finish on Pornographic Priestess.

Protection 

Bolts to chains.


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By dnoB ekiM
Oct 18, 2009
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Nice route...definitely not a boulder problem. The link up of the first 3 bolts of this to the last bolt and anchor of the route on the right seemed to be more around 10b/c, IMHO.
By Michael Kimm
From: Las Vegas, NV
Dec 8, 2009

The variation is definetly height dependant. If you're short (like me) or have short arms (like me), the reach out to the flake is a bear, and moving your feet without barndooring proves to be the crux.
By Cunning Linguist
Jul 29, 2011

Don't bother clipping the first bolt on this one til I get out to fix it-pulled out on someone, they replaced and tightened it back, but didn't return the sleeve to the bolt. That means it's bunk, for now.
By Bolter Bot
Jul 5, 2017

The first bolt is now an ASCA glue in.

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