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Flashflood 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Steve Schneider
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Submitted By: Tom Helvie on Jul 21, 2006

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Todd Graham on Flashflood, Owens River Gorge

Description 

Incredible line straight up the center of the face. Follow small edges up to a slight traverse left to gain the flake. Layback up the flake and make a long, strenuous move back onto the face. Another hard move guards the finishing slab. Sustained. Try not to think about Bachar soloing it while your climbing.

Protection 

9 quickdraws to mussy hooks


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By andy patterson
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From: Carpinteria, CA
Aug 16, 2010

I did think about Bachar soloing while I redpointed. It didn't help.

But I still redpointed!

Awesome route. A must-do.
By GhaMby
From: Heaven
Mar 3, 2014

This makes Darshan feel like 5.11
By Todd Graham
Jun 22, 2016

Two cruxes -- one off the flake (left hand side pull, feet up, then launch up and right) and off flat jug a few moves higher. Great route.
By EJoe
From: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Oct 26, 2016
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

It's funny, I actually think Darshan makes this feel like 5.11+/12-. I'll round up, but this is possibly the mellowest 12b I've climbed.