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Gleaming the Cube 

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

Type:  Sport, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
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Submitted By: AOSR on Jul 7, 2010

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Face and lieback with 7 bolts.


20 feet right of First Blood


#3 friend, draws

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From: Wherever we park!
Jul 7, 2010

first bolt is ~25 high and felt like 11 moves to get to it. the book mentioned a number 3 friend--if it was to make that section safe i did not see a place for it... i would recommend clipping the first bolt on your rap in. great moves on the face.
By JoMo
From: Casper, WY
Jun 1, 2014

What a great route, might go at 11d. As far as getting to the first bolt, there is a spot under the miniroof (down and climber's right of the first bolt about 3' or 4') where you can place either a #3, #1 or both. Obviously use a shoulder length sling for these placements. Also, a .75 Camalot is nice for up top were the bolts are fairly well-spaced.
By Drew Thayer
From: Denver, CO
Sep 8, 2014

Amazing route! Really fun and unique movement.

With JoMo's beta, #3 and #1 camalots extended under mini-roof give confidence for making the fairly stiff moves to the first bolt. .75 camalot nice for upper section but it's 5.10 up there.

F.A. Steve Petro?
By Rodger Raubach
Mar 21, 2017

Some info on the FA: Steve Petro ~ 1988-89. Frequently done BITD as a Top Rope for training/conditioning.

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