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Demolition Derby 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: C Snyder, JBaker, July 2006
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Submitted By: jbak on Apr 26, 2010

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Climber on Demolition Derby; rope on The Crossing.


This route was super-chossy at the bottom. Cres pounded off a couple of hundred pounds of crap and I did some reinforcing, and now it's a lot of fun. Still gravelly, but getting better.

Bolts are close together so you don't pay too high a price if something breaks while clipping.

Nice air for such a short route.


The right-most route in the cave.



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By Joe Kreidel
From: San Antonio, TX
May 5, 2010

The bottom is pretty chossy, but once you get onto the main face, the climbing is excellent. Very fun route!
By "Canada" Eric Ruljancich
May 8, 2010
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

The upper moves are indeed awesome on this climb. To say the bottom is chossy is a bit of an understatement - it's like climbing on a pile of barely consolidated gravel. Overall though it's a fun climb that is certainly worth doing.
By jbak
May 8, 2010

You're right Eric... but man you shoulda seen it before Cres removed about 300 lbs of really scary stuff.

When I first looked at it I thought "no way" -- and you know that I LIKE choss. Then EFR said "if you don't bolt it, I will", so I reconsidered.
By "Canada" Eric Ruljancich
May 8, 2010
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Hah Hah. You know us conceited Canadians just like to complain about the choss down here, because all we have in Canada is bullet hard granite. Fun line, it certainly improved my graveling, errrr, groveling skills.
By Luke Bertelsen
From: Tucson, AZ
May 1, 2013
rating: 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a

The bottom of this route seems to have cleaned up a good bit. I enjoyed it. Calling it anywhere in the 12 range is a S T R E T C H for Mt. Lemmon.
By jbak
Mar 13, 2015

Apparently it's a bit easier if you stay left at the crux. I don't know, I went straight up.

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