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Grippin' the Cutlass 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Jonathan Siegrist, July, 2010
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Jonathan Siegrist on Jul 16, 2010

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Description 

Not the famed Oldsmobile, but any pirates weapon of choice. This bouldery route stands on a pillar of its own, to the left of the other established climbs. Scramble up to a nice belay ledge and begin your journey with some mild, face climbing and a moderately challenging, 3 foot roof. Cruise up some more nice, face climbing before clipping your first draw in the beautiful, steepening bulge. From here, a bouldery series of lock-offs between small grips takes you to the final bolt.

Location 

Look to the free-standing pillar on the climber's left.

Protection 

9 draws to a fixed anchor.


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By j wharton
Jul 13, 2011

I broke a key crimp at the start of the headwall--sorry. The route still goes, however, just a touch harder, and a bit reachy.
By Curt MacNeill
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 1, 2015

Fantastic route with a brilliant, sustained upper headwall on small but positive holds when the wall steepens. Be sure to take in the views of Long's Peak at 3/4 height with a no hands rest with your back to the wall, conveniently right before the hard upper bits....

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