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Deli Express 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 325', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Mark Sonnenfeld & Steve Hong
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Submitted By: t.schwartz on Jun 20, 2011

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Deli is three pitches on great rock with great protection, but what else would you expect being on the West Face. The first pitch is 5.10 with a balancy crux coming about mid way up (120 ft). The second pitch is an enduro finger crack with no real crux, no real rest, and is a left foot killer (115 ft). The third pitch continues up a finger crack for about 30 ft until it dies, a couple of face moves bring you to a finger crack with jugs on the right face, great stances and great protection, place a piece and move to the face on good crimps for the last ten feet or so (90 ft). Hanging belays.


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Great protection the whole way, a couple hand size pieces are good for the bottom, .4s and orange master cams are handy for the second and third pitch, as many number 5 thru 9 stoppers as you can carry, bolts at each anchor.

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By Sean Nelb
From: Indian Creek
Jul 23, 2011

Deli Express is an excellent route that sees little traffic. One 70 m rope will get you down from the last pitch with just three rappels and a little 3rd class down-climbing at the bottom of the first pitch.
By Ben Venter
From: Lander, WY
Jul 4, 2016
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Rock Climbing Photo: Anne Peick casually follows pitch 2.
Anne Peick casually follows pitch 2.
By peicker
From: Lander, WY
Jul 4, 2016
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Climbed this route yesterday with Ben (who posted photo above). Pitch one was fun and had a delicate, balancey move getting to the anchor. Pitch two had amazing finger locks. I found it to be really sustained. Pitch three was overall far less sustained, but with a difficult, punchy little crux coming not far off the anchor.

Gear is great everywhere you want it. Overall a pretty spectacular climb.
By Jordan Collins 1
Oct 5, 2016

Anchors on pitch one were replaced 10/2/2016 By Frank Sanders, Gabe Skiera, And Juliana Byrd.
By Lucas Barth
From: Devils Tower, WY
Oct 24, 2016
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

2nd and 3rd pitch anchors replaced by Joel McKillop and Lee Terveen on 10/22/16. 3rd pitch is worth doing as well. Not nearly as sustained as p2, but one or two moves that are harder. Protects well.

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