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Grave Line 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: W. Peterson and L. Hadfield, 1992
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Jan 31, 2002

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Monitor Rock - Grave Line.


From the point where the trail intersects the wall, hike left along the wall passing the leaning tree. Just after the tree and just before the obvious trad crack is a bolted line that runs up on slabby but excellent yellowish rock. Clean solid climbing can be had if you don't get jammed up behind the queue.


Eight or so draws and a rope.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Upper section of Grave Line.
Upper section of Grave Line.
Rock Climbing Photo: On Grave Line with the crux behind her.
On Grave Line with the crux behind her.

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By Edward Jenner
Apr 8, 2002

The start is a bit tricky, it feels like your 'cheating' to keep the moves below 5.10 (i.e. traversing from the left). After that it gets much better. The 10d to the right (Slip Not) is definitely worth setting up as a toprope from this climb, if you don't feel like leading it.
By Wendie
Jul 1, 2002

Agree that if you want the 9+ start, you have to start left, then traverse to the first bolt. Be careful if you choose the direct start, since the 1st bolt is a bit high off the ground & the feet aren't great. The rest is really fun - definite 9+.
By DavidHH
From: Parker, Colorado
Jun 2, 2006
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Sliver Queen makes a great linkup with this route. Fun!
By Dean Cool
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 16, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I enjoyed this climb. This route does not look like a 5.10a but it is deceiving. All the holds are in the right spot. I agree with the tricky moves at the start.
By DavidHH
From: Parker, Colorado
Aug 6, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

After climbing this route for the second time, I think that if you do not traverse in the initial move is closer to 10b. Just my opinion I found it very balancy and had to get my left leg up off a terrible 2 finger hold above. This is really just a note for fledgling 5.9 leaders, on the positive side with a good spot it's a pretty safe fall.
By DavidHH
From: Parker, Colorado
Aug 27, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

FA info: W. Peterson and L. Hadfield, 1992.
By Rob Davies UK
From: Cheshire, UK
Oct 16, 2013
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

Nasty start (UK 5c) to reach first bolt - thanks to someone for the use of the clip-stick!

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