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Game of Drones 

YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Mike Anderson, April 2015
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Mike Anderson on Jul 13, 2015

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Description 

This is a face climber's dreaming, climbing an impeccable swath of stone up Thunder's tallest wall. The climbing is continuous for the first fifty feet or so with a gradually building pump. Bring your tight shoes, strong fingers, and great footwork!

The route starts just left of the large, charred ponderosa and heads up a clean, intimidating face. The first few bolts will ease you into what becomes sustained difficult, thin face climbing for 4 bolts or so. The climbing is well-protected through the crux face climbing. After fifty feet or so, the route merges into the Schmausser Traverse at a prominent flake, clipping its last bolt, and joining it to the lip of the wall. Lower from nice long chains with fixed biners (they aren't booty, please leave them in place).

Location 

On the Brown Wall, this is just to the right of The Schmausser Traverse and left of the large, burnt tree at the base of the wall.

Protection 

Eight bolts, then about 3 small cams to protect the 5.6 climbing to the chains.


Photos of Game of Drones Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Game of Drones - 12d. While Shaun is climbing the ...
BETA PHOTO: Game of Drones - 12d. While Shaun is climbing the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Technical movement on Game of Drones - 12d.
Technical movement on Game of Drones - 12d.
Rock Climbing Photo: Perfect rock!
Perfect rock!
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting up on the first free ascent of Game of Dr...
Starting up on the first free ascent of Game of Dr...
Rock Climbing Photo: A long reach in the crux of Game of Drones.
A long reach in the crux of Game of Drones.
Rock Climbing Photo: Sustained, brilliant face climbing on "Game o...
Sustained, brilliant face climbing on "Game o...

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By Monty
Administrator
From: Golden, CO
Nov 1, 2015

Great stone with a hard, sustained crux. Felt leagues harder than The Shadow or The Penetrators.
By Mike Anderson
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Dec 9, 2015

Cool, I'm glad you checked it out! I thought it might be 13a but wasn't sure. I'm glad you also found it to be high quality and hard :)

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