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Da Kine 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: jeff on Feb 8, 2006

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Well protected with 5 bolts. Climbs straight up the center of the face with fun moves and edging.


5 bolts.

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By Riddler
From: Centerville, UT
Nov 16, 2008

At the risk of sounding like a wuss, I will be the first to say this route is MUCH harder than it's neighboring route, Lichen Life (10a). It's pretty cool that this route links together, but I found it needlessly frustrating.
By Aimee Bates
Apr 19, 2009
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

I agree. The crux section of this is quite thin. Gotta trust your feet. I would call it a 5.9+ : )
By jeffozozo
From: santa clara, utah
Oct 21, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I TR'ed this the first time which made it so that I wasn't worried and I could figure out where to put my feet.

It is a pretty fun climb, but it would be a little sketchy to do it as an onsite lead. the crux is in the middle of the climb.
By wasatch-mtn-man Pollard
Jun 10, 2010
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Was nervous to lead this because I didn't want to hit the deck. That's a bit of a rough ledge. Fun climb. Bolts are solid. Chains bomber. Crimpy.

Agree that this is harder than Lichen Life; however, did the latter on a TR so hard to say. This felt a bit more than 5.9. Lichen Life has many more holds to choose from but has at least one spinner bolt (first one).
By Cory Callister
From: Ogden, Utah
Sep 1, 2010
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

After feeling an inevitable fall coming on lead 2 1/2 bolts up, I came down to TR this one. After reading the other comments, I'm glad I'm not the only one that feels the rating is soft.