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Face Off 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Ron Olsen and Nickie Kelly, 6/8/07
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 2,989
Submitted By: Orphaned on Jun 11, 2007

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  • Description 

    Face Off is a sport route on the face right of the Nick Of Time corner. An OK warm-up for the harder routes in the area.

    Start at a 2-bolt belay anchor just right of the belay anchor for Nick Of Time and Sidekick. Climb up easy rock to a steep headwall and the first bolt. Move left and up (crux). Continue up the face, passing two ledges. Turn a final headwall on the right, and angle left to the anchor shared with Nick Of Time and Stayin' Alive.

    Rappel 95' back to the start, or continue with the second pitch of Stayin' Alive.


    In Sport Land, on the face just right of the Nick Of Time corner. Eds. the beta photo has been deleted by its submitter.


    2-bolt belay anchor at the start, then [7] bolts to a 2-bolt anchor (same anchor as for Nick Of Time and Stayin' Alive).

    Photos of Face Off Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down the route.
    Looking down the route.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Bill H leading Face Off.
    Bill H leading Face Off.

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    By Gold Plated Rocket Pony
    From: Boulder, CO
    Aug 11, 2007
    rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

    Easy warm up route. Did Stayin' Alive to make it a 2p climb.
    By Tony B
    From: Around Boulder, CO
    Jul 16, 2009
    rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

    Even in approach shoes, never felt anything remotely close to 5.8. Howabout 5.6?
    By Jay Eggleston
    From: Denver
    Jun 14, 2013

    There are 7 bolts on this route, and it is 5.7 at the most.

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