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Guns 'n Posers 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Mike Freischlag, 1994
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Dec 31, 2001

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Starting the low crux, Guns 'n Posers (5.12a).


Right of the cave and up a small slope are two interesting lines with cruxy starts leading to technical and vertical face climbing. Guns 'n Posers is the right of the two. A tricky start leads to a sharp vertical face. It is a good warm up on largely sound rock.


Ten draws and a rope.

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By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Oct 27, 2008

Listed as 12a in the new guide and that felt about right to me. It's a short crux with easy climbing before and after the crux. It's a little spooky though up high with the climbing far right of the bolts.
By Derek Lawrence
From: Bailey
Aug 27, 2012

Added 2 ASCA quicklinks to anchor 8/26/12. Was previously just 2 carabiners on coldshuts in a rope-twisting configuration. Biners were in good condition, so the added quicklinks make for a much smoother lower....
By dbyte
From: Carbondale, CO
Jul 15, 2013
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Took the whip yesterday from high up in the corner. Exciting fall with no major damage. Just an FYI for anyone scared about being that far out right from the bolt. Went back up & did it straight up off the good crimps, much closer to the bolt line. A bit harder but 5 or 6 moves less than using the corner.
By Amanda Ramsay
From: Basalt, CO
Aug 13, 2015

Fun climb. Would be nice if the last bolt was about a foot to the right. Sketchy clip, especially for someone who is 5'1".

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