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Death of a Decade 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Bob Van Belle and Alan Nelson, 1979
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Submitted By: Bo Johnston on Feb 6, 2003

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This is a very dynamic stemming route up an interesting left-facing dihedral just to the right of Soft Cell (5.10c/d). Lots of fun and a good workout. The rock quality is great and a decent is easyily made from the chains atop Soft Cell.


There is a fixed pin and one bolt on the route. Standard rack from 1/2" to 3".

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By C Miller
From: CA
Feb 7, 2005
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Good moves, good rock and close to the car, but three stars out of three seems a little enthusiastic. Two stars out of five.
By DJ Reyes
From: Northern Nevada
Apr 7, 2008

I really enjoyed this route and would cetainly give it three and a half stars out of five. Great stemming!
By keli
From: San Diego, CA
Nov 23, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

great moves with great rock feature

heady lead (not much protection) but has easy moves for josh 10 rating
By Patrick Smith
Nov 14, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

As of 11/10 no fixed pin. Bolt looked a bit rusty.
By wilyWilly
Nov 12, 2016
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

Been leading trad for about three weeks and this was my first 5.10 on gear. It starts on some unique features and moves up to an old rusty bolt, it would probably hold but I definitely didn't want to fall on it. From there it moves up into some cool stemmy moves in a steep and shallow crack with few opportunites for bomber gear. I placed a really sketchy #2, moved up to where the shallow crack widens and placed a decent #4, after that I ran it out about 15 feet to top out. There's opportunity at the top for another #2 but I was pumping out and scared shitless so I just scrambled for the finish with some pretty hilarious style. Was super fun but probably not the best break into 5.10, definitely would have liked more opportunities for gear.
By Tradiban
Jan 15, 2017

Fun stemming, gear is tricky, bolt hanger is rusty but bomber, hollow flakes to start.

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