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Enforcer, The 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Alan Bartlett and Alan Roberts, 1983
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Jun 23, 2006

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Rackin' up photo by JK


A fairly nice crack route; the crux is a shallow, flared slot. This climb is in the shade most of the day.


near the left end of the northeast face


Standard rack.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Past the tricky part. Photo by JK
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By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Feb 18, 2007
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

The route starts in a groove type book with shallow crack. You can protect the small roof at the top of the book with a medium stopper or small Metolius or alien. Awkward movement will allow you to gain a 1 1/2" - 2" hand crack just above. The business area is definitely getting out of the groove/book area to gain the hand crack above. If you're tall this route may seem easier than .9 as the top section is maybe on .7.

Medium stoppers, small to 2". 1-2" crack for anchor or further behind the route are some large blocks that can be used if you've got some big cams 3.5" or greater.

Walk off by scrambling up and over boulder at top of route to sandy area - head left or east down to base.
By Russ Walling
Feb 18, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Awkward and strenuous for about 30 seconds. Place low or tall pro and start wiggling.
By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Oct 29, 2011

Start is way funky and pretty tough for .9. I'd call that start .10a.

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