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If Looks Could Kill 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a R

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a R [details]
FA: Neil Glad 1987
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Dec 16, 2004

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Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed MORE INFO >>>


Just east of Crescent Crack the climb is a face with two bolted lines, this is the left line. Very thin friction is the story here. Continuous, and thin. The 1st bolt is high and not easy climbing. There is 1 nice chickenhead on the entire route. Enjoy!!!


4 draws for the climb and chains at the top.

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By d-know
From: electric lady land
Jan 25, 2006
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

cool conditions and head might be useful on this one.
By Barry52
Dec 9, 2009

My good friend, Neil Glad, put this route up. He called it "If Looks Could Kill" because he put a bolt in on rappel, while two other climbers "looked-on." If looks could've killed. He had top-roped this route before the bolts went in.
By zoso
Dec 9, 2009

Neil told me (yes, I, even I, have met him) he did a lot of wandering to get that 1st clip on lead.
Great route.
By John Steiger
May 28, 2010

Start was too scary for me, so I top-roped it. If this route were rehearsed on TR before bolting, and at least one of the bolts was put in on rap, seems a bit contrived to have placed the first bolt high enough to risk a broken ankle. Really good slab climbing otherwise, maybe the best in the Crescent Crack area.

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