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Drug of Choice 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: (TR) Jim Hammerle, 1991, FL: Craig Pearson & Dean Goolsby, 1994
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Submitted By: C Miller on Aug 22, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Drug of Choice PT


Located on the west face, just to the left of a large left-facing corner system with the route Gunsmoke.

This is the right of two thin face routes and climbs a short, thin crack to a slightly overhanging, thin and crimpy face. Not especially long, but the angle combined with the nature of the holds make for a challenging combination.


5 bolts, chain anchors

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Rock Climbing Photo: Jim Hammerle on Drug of Choice, 1991.
Jim Hammerle on Drug of Choice, 1991.

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By Joi-Bobby Laos
Sep 17, 2012
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

hardest .12a in the area. dope/technical moves to what i now know is a pinch for the left hand. missed a small window for the send, so i'm def going back for another shot. .12a- because of beta, beta, beta...
By Kemper Brightman
From: Tucson
Jul 26, 2015
rating: 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a

Don't be fooled by the un-inspiring appearance of this pint-sized line, you'll gladly let it steal your time and skin once you give it a go. The remarkably sustained technical sequence between the first and third bolts repels many an onsight, leaving climbers thrashed and confused until burn after burn the deviant holds finally reveal themselves. As a side note, I'd gladly give this route another star if it weren't for the "improvement" of a couple holds.

This is not your 5.12 gym route, its a puzzle that's worth solving.

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