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Closer To God 

YDS: 5.13c French: 8a+ Ewbanks: 30 UIAA: X- ZA: 31 British: E7 7a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Original:  YDS: 5.13c French: 8a+ Ewbanks: 30 UIAA: X- ZA: 31 British: E7 7a [details]
FA: Mark Rolofson, 10/01/97. FFA Chris Weidner, 05/06/08.
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Chris Weidner on May 9, 2008

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  • Description 

    Closer To God is a high-quality route with an intriguing boulder problem crux at the top. Start on Animal Magnetism and clip 8 bolts before heading up and right toward a large roof. There's a good rest out right before launching into a leftward traverse under the roof. A very difficult sequence surmounts the roof, followed by a last-move crux on imaginary holds. There are two drilled underclings under the roof. I take no credit for finding the line (nice work Mark), bolting it, or chipping it. This route was an open project known as Animal Antagonizer.

    Protection 

    16 bolts plus a two-bolt anchor.


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    By Jonathan Siegrist
    From: his truck
    Jul 10, 2009
    rating: 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a

    Nice one, Chris! This climb is surprisingly good. The final crux sequence is anything but straight forward, but the sequence that emerges is freakin' rad-iculous!
    By Tony B
    From: Around Boulder, CO
    Jul 11, 2009

    Not like I'm capable of climbing it, but I think it is sad that it is chipped.

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