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Curse of the Drill 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Birling/Long
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ron L Long on Jul 8, 2007

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Stewart Korte of the HWDAMF climbing curse of the ...


The route starts approximately 5 ft left of "End". Climb low angle start then pull bulge on good holds. Work up the face more or less in line with the bolts. At the over hanging flakes, look right then climb up and left of small tree to the anchors.


6 Bolts and anchors

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Rock Climbing Photo: (Photo K.Filen)
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Rock Climbing Photo: Curse to the left.    End of innocence to the righ...
Curse to the left. End of innocence to the righ...
Rock Climbing Photo: good route
BETA PHOTO: good route
Rock Climbing Photo: End of Innocence (with draws clipped) and Curse of...
End of Innocence (with draws clipped) and Curse of...
Rock Climbing Photo: Thune on "Curse of the Drill".
BETA PHOTO: Thune on "Curse of the Drill".

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By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
May 15, 2008
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This route is great! Super sequency. Thanks very much Ron for bolting it.
By Tradoholic
Aug 12, 2009

Good route. I thought it was better than "End..." Lots of "A Ha!" when finding the jugs.
By Andy Hansen
From: Longmont, Colorado
Feb 28, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Thought this climb was far better than 'End of the Innocence' and pulling over the "roof" was a sweet sequence of moves. Sweet climb.
By Langlois
From: NYC
Jun 17, 2010

This climb had also been TR'ed for many years before the bolts. Some day I'll have to come back and give it a whirl ground up. Thanks for all the efforts here gents
By Jack C.
From: back of my truck, Utah current
Oct 15, 2015

You can do it on gear.

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