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Jimmy Cliff - East Face
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L to R R to L Alpha
Bronto's or Us, The T 
Cliff Hanger T 
Dick Van Dyke TR 
Dike, The T 
Fiendish Fists T 
Friendly Hands T 
Harder They Fall, The T 
Third World T 

Cliff Hanger 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b R

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b R [details]
FA: Andy Bown & Lotus Steele, 4/87
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Submitted By: Will S on Mar 16, 2007

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This intermittent thin crack in a sort of right facing flake system takes the line immediately to the right of Friendly Hands (5.10b), passing a single bolt (old, not confidence inspiring) in the vicinity of the crux. If the bolt were replaced, it would not warrant an "R", but would still be a heads-up lead. While the Vogel guide gives this 10b, consensus will likely settle a bit higher. Although short, the climbing is fairly continuous with a very distinct crux.


On the right side of the east face of Jimmy Cliff, starting in the same place as Friendly Hands and taking the thin crack/flake and face line about 5' to the right. There is a lone bolt at 2/3 height.


Emphasis on thin stuff...small wires and cams, one bolt. There is a three-bolt anchor/rap station on the ledge.

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By Bob Gaines
Dec 12, 2009
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13

Kevin Powell, Frank Bentwood and I replaced the bolt with a 1/2 inch diameter stainless steel bolt, December 2009.

The two 1/4 inch button heads at the anchor were also replaced with 1/2 inch diameter stainless steel bolts and rings.
By andybb
Jan 7, 2010

By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Mar 28, 2011
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

a couple difficult and awkward moves on this one, ugh.

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