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Cruisin' for a Bruisin' 

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

Type:  Sport, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: J. Hancock, D. Fromke '04
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Submitted By: John Wilder on Oct 25, 2010

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At the notable bulge.


While the book gives this route a .10d, its probably easier than Pre-emptive Strike. A fun start leads to an interesting upper section.


Just left of Moots Madness.


7 bolts

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By Andy Hansen
From: Longmont, Colorado
Nov 10, 2010
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

I don't necessarily think this route is any easier than Pre-emptive Strike... I think this route pulls some more obvious moves that are physically more strenuous while Pre-emptive strike climbs on pretty ambiguous holds making it seem like it's harder to figure out than it actually is. I definitely had to give the crux on this route a go, back down, rest and then fire it again. Even as obvious as the moves are, they still make you think which I believe makes this a superior route to Pre-Emptive Strike.
By Ebineezer
Nov 18, 2016

I climbed Pre-emptive strike and Cruisin for Bruisin back to back yesterday and this route is definitely a grade harder. The bouldery moves getting over the bulge and then traversing right are harder than any moves that Preemptive has to offer. They are both great routes which I highly recommend.

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