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Emergency Brake 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Dan Hare and John Warren
Fixed Hardware: 2 Lead Bolts [details]
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Submitted By: Dave Holliday on Oct 13, 2009

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  • Description 

    This route is just to the right of Rush Buick. It starts below two bolts just to the right of that dihedral. Start with an awkward, but well-protected move to get going. I found the crux to be passing the second bolt. After that bolt began a rising traverse to the right underneath an overhang with gear in somewhat crunchy rock. After traversing for a bit (it's fairly obvious when to stop traversing), head straight up to the anchor atop Nobody's Home and belay there. There's a bit of a runout at the end, but the climbing is relatively easy.

    Descend by making a 100 foot rappel from the anchor.

    Overall, I found the pitch to a be little heads-up so it might not be a great one to test your limits.


    This route is located a few feet to the right of Rush Buick. Get yourself to that route and look for two bolts just right of Rush Buick's dihedral; that's the start of the route.


    A standard rack will do.

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    By Jay Eggleston
    From: Denver
    Feb 5, 2010

    The bolts on this one have indeed been replaced with modern hardware.
    By Phil Lauffen
    From: The Bubble
    Feb 14, 2011
    rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

    I ended up at the anchors for Rush Buick via a thin crack that went straight up after a short traverse right from the last bolt. A fun route worth doing if you're in the area.
    By tooTALLtim
    From: Boulder, CO
    Apr 13, 2012

    Going straight through the roof to Rush Buick is great!

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