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Circus In My Pants 

YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Original:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Matt Wendling
Season: Summer and Fall
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Submitted By: Mike Snyder on May 9, 2008

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Setting up for a big throw. Photo: @1doggirl


Do the tricky Step right this Way start then go left. As soon as you hit the black streak it gets difficult with multiple 5.12 cruxes and some 5.11 edge crimping for good measure at the top. Excellent movement with several options for each hard section, make this route tough to onsight. As cliche as it may sound, the hardest route at the crag is usually the best. No different here.


The route between Step Right This Way and Circus In The Wind. Same start as Step Right This Way, but go left after the second clip.


11 clips, sport anchor

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By Brady Robinson
Sep 8, 2009
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

Fantastic route!
By Mike Snyder
From: Cody, WY
Jun 11, 2010

Finally ticked this one. Matts retarded sandbag grade of 5.12a should be ignored entirely. This route is 5.12d and is on par with many other 12+ routes in Tensleep as far as quality and difficulty goes.
Also an easy one to work, as you can climb Circus In The Wind 11b, and swing over to the right to place draws and inspect the route or set up a toprope.
By mkclimb
Jul 14, 2012
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

Might have felt stiff as this was the last route I got on after a five day trip, but goddamn lovely movement - fun set up into a very cruxy middle section, and then a good rest before a casual finish.
By Dan Brayack
From: Marmet, WV
Jul 1, 2013
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

On my working burn, I went out left at the top on edges instead of doing the gimme finish to the right...yup totally blew off one of those foot pebbles and took a heck of a ride!! awesome route!!! One of the reasons I came back to Ten Sleep!!
By drewhouser
Jul 29, 2015
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

Don't come to Ten Sleep and miss this one!

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