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Death Wish 

YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Jack Marshall
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Submitted By: duh on Jan 4, 2007

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Death Wish starts just right of Lethal Weapon (5.12c/d). Long powerful tosses, underclings, double kneebars and more long tosses to a tricky in your face move.


6 bolts to a drop in anchor

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By duh
Apr 9, 2010

Death Wish was established over night on a warm spring night. We started work on it at dusk, When it got dark, my buddy Troy Wald ran electrical cords from the generator in the back of his work truck to the base. We had music, lights, an electric drill, a campfire and a case of beer. By sun up, the route had been cleaned, rehearsed, bolted and we were still drunk. Tom Linder arrived at dawn to ask us 'What the fuk were you guys doing all night? I guess we were making so much noise, he couldn't sleep.

We slept most of the day untill the wall went into the shade when I tried but failed to send. Took several more tries, on another day before I did the route, including a ground fall when my belayer had a little trouble with the gri gri.
By C Miller
Mar 30, 2013

Great story and one of the things that makes this site so great.
By ACassebeer
From: Mojave, CA
Jan 18, 2016
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

Although overshadowed by its neighbor Lethal Weapon, this route is really fun. A ~V3 boulder problem to a semi-rest to a ~V6 boulder problem. I found the route to be incredibly subtle. With good beta the grade came down to 5.12d, but it could be harder for shorter people or if you try to just power through the crux. Jack's simple description above unlocked this whole route for me.

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