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YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.11c/d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Brian Burdo 1994
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Submitted By: Luke Stefurak on Feb 18, 2006

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climbing Giant on a wet spring Saturday


Start in the back right corner of the cave. Go up the verical right wall on big holds until you hit the roof. Clip the first roof draw and take a little rest. When your ready shoot left on a long shelf. Either campus across or toe hook up where your hands are. You can also easily nab a few heel toe cams when you need to clip. Finish the traverse and then make one big move up and then you are clipping the anchors.


Bolted with chains at the anchor. Due to the steep and traversing nature of the route you have to have someone climb it to clean it.

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Rock Climbing Photo: This is right after the second bolt. The next two ...
BETA PHOTO: This is right after the second bolt. The next two ...
Rock Climbing Photo: There is a terrific rest right before the last har...
There is a terrific rest right before the last har...
Rock Climbing Photo: The first bolt is about 20 ft up but on very easy ...
BETA PHOTO: The first bolt is about 20 ft up but on very easy ...

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By Jesse James
From: Knoxville, TN
Oct 24, 2006
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

You can continue past the first anchor to a second anchor about 20 feet higher. This is called Mr. Big (5.12-).
By Ed Sewall
Oct 22, 2011

Brian Burdo did the bolting and FA of this @ 1994.
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Nov 3, 2014

Other interesting history to add to description: this was the first route equipped at X38 by Bryan, and the first in general.
By Micah Klesick
From: Vancouver, WA
May 12, 2015

Regarding Eric's comment... Yes, steel draws are a great convenience, and safer. But, they cost at least $10 a draw, (if you have a pro deal). Expecting someone (most people tend to point at the developer) to buy them and put them on the route is rather frustrating for those of us that develop routes like these. Maybe consider ordering the draws yourself, and placing them on the route as your contribution to a good route?

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