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Fired for Sandbagging 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Eric Horst, Eric McCallister 2004
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Submitted By: Jeremy Steck on Dec 2, 2007

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Kurt F launching for that flat ledge.

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The opening moves are the technical crux. Small crimps to reach an overhang. The overhang section is more of a sequential crux. If you pick the right holds quickly enough, you get a nice rest immediately after the moves. From here, follow a flake system to the left and then straight up to the finish. The last part is significantly easier than the rest, unless you opt for the harder variation (Harmonic Jello, 12c) that heads right. This might be a good project for someone breaking into the 5.12 grade.


This is the first obvious route you will encounter as you approach the main face of the Bubba Buttress walking upstream. Just to of the crack at the start of Face it Bubba.


6 bolts, shuts.

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By James Elric
From: rockville
Aug 30, 2017

3.5 stars! awesome route. The start is brutal - V5 IMO but perhaps not quite enough for the bump to 12b. 2nd crux for the small roof is deceptive - your belayer will wonder what the hell your problem is - but nothing a knee drop can't fix. 2nd half is totally chill but a lot of fun

Great route for a boulderer - it's basically a v4+ to a bomber rest and clipping hold. and then a v3/v4 to another bomber rest. after that maybe 10d tops for last 25 feet? all the clips are super secure so rope management is trivial.

anyone know some history on this one? that first left flaky crimp is delicate - easy to imagine it having been significant;y better a few years ago?

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