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Drowning Machine 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Colby Wangler, Kaylee Justice
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 200
Submitted By: Colby Wangler on Jun 13, 2017

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Description 

This wall and its anchor were originally top roped by Mike Carville and Josh Horniak many years ago and bolted with their permission.

Start on the bottom right of the Slide Wall. Get right into some fairly challenging moves through the first 3 bolts on the face with small crimps. Reach a ledge and step left to pull the bulge. The next 4 bolts prove to be fairly consistently difficult all the way to the top.

Note: The climb is still a little licheny but per the usual the more traffic the better.

Location 

Bottom right of the Slide Wall. To the right of the giant blocks.

Protection 

7 Bolts. Chain anchor.


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By Marek Hajek
From: Reno, NV
Jun 18, 2017
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

The bottom half of the route has a surprising number of incut, positive edges. The crux is at the top on insecure, slopy holds. The large abundance of lichen is the biggest negative on this route. Otherwise, it would be three stars in my opinion. Thanks for putting this up, Colby.
By Colby Wangler
Jun 18, 2017

Marek glad you liked it man! I'll give it another brushing next time I'm out that way, should get better quick with people starting to climb also.

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