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First Strike 

YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, TR, 55'
Original:  YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Chris Vandiver
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Submitted By: Wa3lt on Mar 21, 2009

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Description 

The route that started it all - the great White Rock bolt war of the early 90's, that is. Climb up thin crimps just 10 feet left of the Original Horak Route. There are 2 chopped bolts on this route - the bolts, in fact, that eventually led to the White Rock Bolting Agreement.

Location 

Just left of the Original Horak Route. Route #8 in the ?Crag Photo?.

Protection 

It's a TR now. And it wasn't ever a good sport route. But in a way, it was a good thing, in that it let LA climbers really sit down and decide where and how they wanted bolts in White Rock. We're all better off for it, and it's a great example, IMO, of people putting aside their differences for the common good.


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By Chris Vandiver
Jul 14, 2011

Hi All,

I did the first ascent of First Strike. Instead of rap bolting, this climb was done on the lead. There is a back story on why I chose to bolt this route, instead of just top roping it but that's for another time.

Chris Vandiver

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