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Dr Claw 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Haughelstine, Hutchinson, 1990
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Submitted By: david goldstein on Dec 21, 2006

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Docked two stars for a contrived crux.

Most of this pitch is excellent, steep, clean crimping. The slithery crux, at the 2nd-to-last bolt, would be an excellent change of pace if it were not easily avoided at a much easier grade by hand-traversing left on jugs for about 4'.


On the recessed panel between the big roof of Enterprise and the larger face containing Photon Torpedo.


10 bolts, anchors

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By Reed Harvey
Jan 7, 2012

I didn't find the crux contrived at all. Great route
By Colin Brochard
From: San Francisco
Dec 1, 2014
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Awesome pitch on perfect rock. Didn't find it to be contrived at all, but a bit soft maybe. Perhaps I took the alternate easy finish? I moved left with some cool moves up awesome steep jugs after the crimpy face and finished on a slab. Seemed like I was following the bolts though.
By CritConrad
From: Bend, OR
Nov 21, 2015

one more vote for a non-contrived crux. This route was really a lot of fun. I even wished the "tenuous slab" up top gave you a little more run for your money
By Jeff Scheuerell
Dec 7, 2016

Not contrived and not very "tenuous", glad about the not too tenuous part. Some of the best rock in the Gorge.
By Todd Graham
From: Sierra Eastside, CA
Jan 25, 2017

This is a great route on pockets and jugs, with a crux at the end. One of the best in the gorge.

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