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Cloud Nine 

YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Laurel Lacher, Mike Head,'90
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Submitted By: 1Eric Rhicard on Apr 11, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Cloud Nine


Steep thin face climbing.


Starts one bolt line left of a crack system that has a straight up variation and the original right hand finish.


6 bolts to chain anchors.

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By Hendrixson
From: Tucson, AZ
Nov 15, 2015
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

An interesting, albeit short route. Edge and crimp past two bolts to a large ledge that provides a full rest. For the next 20 feet follow a seam using sidepulls, gastons, and crimps. The route relents just before the chains. I personally found the crux sequence worthy and the climbing full value. The route overhangs 2 feet in 45 feet of climbing.

Use care when clipping the 4th and 5th bolts as a botched clip might result in hitting the ledge. I couldn't determine whether my nervousness clipping these bolts was real or perceived.

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