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Close Encounters (of the bird kind) 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Jerry Dodrill, Eric Berghorn
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Eric Berghorn on Feb 8, 2014

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Kurt pondering the finish moves

Description 

Starts off by climbing an exposed bouldery section onto a ledge and a small stemming corner. After clipping a couple of bolts move left out of the corner into a steep section. Here the crux is a sustained series of somewhat ponderous moves up and into a second corner system and a rest. The climbing is sustained and steep above the crux on rock that's very granite-like. The angle eases off before the anchor is reached, near the site of occasional bird encounters.

Location 

Belay on a flat ledge behind an obvious shady tree. Shares start with the climb "Hail Fire".

Protection 

7 bolts to Chain Anchor


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By Jared Snyder
Jun 13, 2017

Pumpy over the overhang!

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