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Element X 

YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c X

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c X [details]
FA: Molly Mitchell
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Molly Mitchell on Nov 16, 2015

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  • Description 

    This route has a powerful, bouldery start. After pulling above the mini-roof, you get a good undercling where you can mess around and try to find gear placements. There will not be any other opportunity for gear after this. Do some more powerful moves, and pull onto a face. Climb the technical face to a nice, ledge jug at the top.

    Location 

    This route is to the left of "The Contest" and to the right of the start of "No Lo Contendre." Start next to a tree in what looks to be a mini-roof on the arete.

    Protection 

    There is not much for good gear placements on this route. It is easy to solo up a ramp slab near "The Contest" to set up an anchor at the top though. You can play around and see what gear you can get in the series of underclings about 1/3 way up the route. I was able to use a couple of the smallest ball nuts in a fractured flake. I also played around with gear in the flared, shallow underclings. I placed a 0.4 cam on my send but was not sure it would hold.


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    By Corey Flynn
    From: USA
    Feb 25, 2016

    This thing looks like a total pile.

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