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Class Act 

YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Tom Wezwick and Karl Kiser
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Submitted By: Anthony Stout on Mar 8, 2006

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Description 

Great warm up, but would be even better on a warm day! This rock does get some sun very early in the morning, but it is gone by around 9:00 (at least in March). The route quickly surprises you at the bottom (you may want a stick clip!). It does lighten up a little as you continue, but to have some fun technical moves.

Location 

On the obvious smooth beautiful chunk of basalt on the right entrance to The Grotto, this route starts just left of the obvious crack (Bong Crack, 5.10c).

Protection 

Bolts to anchor.


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Guthrie on Class Act.
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Kevin starting Class Act.

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By Larry Earley
From: Los Alamos, NM
Oct 8, 2006
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

Unusual climb. Not for your usual 10a sport climber. Very interesting moves. Tricky the first time. I like it, but I like basalt.
By Monomaniac
Administrator
From: Morrison, CO
Apr 16, 2007
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

A great climb for the grade. Trad climbers will love this thing.
By Karl Kiser
Apr 1, 2008

I believe this is correct. Tom Wezwick and I cleaned the route from the old low anchor on the Bong Crack.
By Jason Hundhausen
From: Bozeman, MT
Sep 1, 2008

Agreed, tricky, and thought-provoking, but everything's there and there are plenty of opportunties for rests, keeping it at the 10a end IMO. Fun route for sure.
By Robin
From: Albuquerque, NM
Aug 7, 2009

I'll admit I'm a trad climber and I like it!! I am also tall so the reachy stuff doesn't bug me.
By Jason Halladay
Administrator
From: Los Alamos, NM
May 4, 2015
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

It's been many years since I was last on this route and I climbed it again recently. It's definitely not for the budding 5.10 leader. If you have a big enough stick clip, clip the second bolt before heading up. The moves out of the slot/chimney are awkward and the first bolt is at your feet with the second bolt well out of reach still. A fall from there would be a big sideways fall onto the first bolt--could be pretty grim. A bolt protecting the moves out of the slot would make this route much more enjoyable. Or maybe one can find some gear to protect that move and that's what was intended when the rout was established.

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