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In Water There Is Life 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 3 pitches, 165'
Original:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Scott Ayers, Andrew McCalister & John Diaz
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Submitted By: cochiseclimbing on Jan 22, 2013

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The third pitch of this route is a stunning left-facing corner climbed in a sustained stem. This pitch alone is one of the best on the formation. Check out the position in the photo on the cover of the West Side Guidebook.

Start at the highest point up the descent gully at the base of the upper E face.

P1-Climb the obvious green water-stain straight up to the anchor. 5.11-, 70'

P2-This is more of transfer pitch to get below the corner above. Pass the 3 bolts on the steep face to gain the ledge. 5.9, 45'

P3-The money pitch...get after it. 5.11-, 50'

Check out the companion route "In Vino Veritas" downhill for a complete Doc Holiday movie trivia.


Short steep green lichen streak on the south face just before you reach the saddle between Muttonhead and Sheepshead.



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Rock Climbing Photo: Jimbo sending the streak.
Jimbo sending the streak.

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By Hendrixson
From: Tucson, AZ
Jan 25, 2013
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

10 bolts of thought-provoking varied climbing with a tough finish.

This is actually a 3 pitch sport route. While I have not climbed the other pitches, the second pitch is approximately 5.9 and the third pitch is approximately 11- and looks awesome.
By Andy Bennett
From: Tucson, AZ
Jan 2, 2014
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

The third pitch of this route is an excellent stemming corner. From the top of Pitch 1, the leader can continue up and slightly right over easy 3rd class terrain to a group of small trees; here it may be possible to belay off of the trees+gear (we came in later from the saddle after realizing that there was a 2nd and 3rd pitch). Climb the short approach "pitch" (5.9) and gain a ledge with bolt anchors to the left. Climb the exceptional corner! All pitches are well bolted, but you might bring up something to supplement the trees for the first belay.

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