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Death in the Afternoon 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Bob Gaines & Tommy Romero, 4/96
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Submitted By: Vernon Stiefel on May 10, 2003

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BETA PHOTO: Death In The Afternoon (a) and The Bullfighter (b...


Begin right of The Importance of Being Ernest (10c) on a small ledge. The crux involves technical and powerful moves past the first bolt. Move left to a corner and up passing three more bolts over a bulge (10+). Then move left to the anchors.

Alternatively, after the first bolt, a two bolt variation goes straight up over a bulge (10+) and then takes a sharp left to the anchors. This climb, also by Bob Gaines, et al. has been named The Bullfighter (5.11b)*.


Four bolts and a small cam. A 0.1 microcamalot (or equivalent) and brass protect opening moves if the first bolt is not stick clipped. The route shares the two bolt anchor with The Importance of Being Ernest.

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By Murf
Oct 5, 2009

Crux right off the deck (20' up on a boulder), with protection that is hard to gauge.

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