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Enterprise 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Tom Herbert, 1990
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Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 31, 2006

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John Bachar defying gravity on Enterprise (5.12b),...

Description 

One of the four classic "E" routes from Tom Herbert, this Gorge classic takes an amazing line out a substantial roof on the left side of the Dilithium Crystal formation.

A vertical face quickly gains the imposing roof (which is much easier than appearances suggest) which is rife with positive holds albeit a bit strenuous. The crux lies just above the lip as you struggle to get established on the slab above; once over it's a matter of holding it together to the anchors.

Protection 

10 bolts, anchors


Photos of Enterprise Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo by Micah Bryan Humphrey
Photo by Micah Bryan Humphrey
Rock Climbing Photo: Enterprise photo by Micah Bryan Humphrey
Enterprise photo by Micah Bryan Humphrey
Rock Climbing Photo: Enterprise
Enterprise
Rock Climbing Photo: About to launch into the roof section.
About to launch into the roof section.
Rock Climbing Photo: Todd Graham on Enterprise
Todd Graham on Enterprise
Rock Climbing Photo: Fun Jugs
Fun Jugs
Rock Climbing Photo: This is the real Enterprise!
This is the real Enterprise!

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By JamesLucas
Jan 20, 2012

Amazing route. As you pull over the roof, imagine John Bachar soloing, in hot pink lycra shorts that make hims ass look big.
By Neil Rankin
From: Winston-Salem, NC
Apr 1, 2013
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

This is 12b all day, any day, and a harder red-point than Mind Meld just down the wall to the climber's right.
By Drew B.
From: Mammoth Lakes
Feb 25, 2015

As of 2/24/2015, two grooved out carabiners were switched out. The route is good to go.