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Grit and Bear It 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Greg Flerx, Gary Beil 1991
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Submitted By: MauryB on Sep 3, 2007

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Moving up the easy ~5.9ish ledges

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Description 

Easy, ledgy holds lead to tougher climbing up high, with some balancy slab-esque moves.

Location 

On the face to the left of Rico Suave Arete. This route climbs across the large flake that cuts across the face.

Protection 

5 bolts + anchor


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Rock Climbing Photo: Jeremy Steck at the crux on Grit & Bear It.
Jeremy Steck at the crux on Grit & Bear It.
Rock Climbing Photo: Elliot Gaunt pulling into and through the crux of ...
Elliot Gaunt pulling into and through the crux of ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Scott getting started on Grit and Bear It.
Scott getting started on Grit and Bear It.

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By jsustrich
Sep 6, 2016
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Much more fun than the single star would make it seem. First three bolts aren't memorable but the top is great
By sammcdona2
From: Irvine
Nov 8, 2016

Huge run out at the top. One of my friends fractured his arm taking a big fall near the anchor.
By BrianWS
Nov 8, 2016
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Sorry to hear about your friend's fracture - sounds like he was given a hard catch (spiked), because there are no ledges or other features to collide with on route, unless he made it all the way down to the first or second bolt. If that is the case, he should be swatting his belayer in the balls with his good hand.

The bolts get spaced at the top and there is a slight swing to the fall, but it is by no means runout -- especially if climbing sport at the New. An attentive belay and SOFT catch are needed, not unlike any other route on pure vert or less than vertical terrain.