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In Your Face 

YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Kurt Smith
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Submitted By: Sean F. Bradley on Jan 1, 2001

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Kathleen heading into the crux of In Your Face.


This is agreat route with powerful, dynamic moves. The crux is about from halfway up the route to the belay with large moves at the top. It's the farthest route right under the large roof.


7 bolts to a 2 bolt lower off. It might have chains, I can't remember.

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By Peggy Sayer
Jun 22, 2005
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

Good route for someone who boulders. Great fun. Look for the vulcan hold undercling for the left hand when climbing past the last bolt and over the bulge. Some people skip the last clip to save energy. It is possible to get a good stance with the feet to clip, but may not work so well for taller folks.
By ac
Jun 27, 2005

I disagree that this is a "boulderer's route". This is all about power endurance, and climbing efficiently enough to have juice for the final move (crux). I think its only a V3ish crux, which most people who get on this route will quickly figure out, but it is very low percentage when pumped.
By 426
Mar 21, 2007
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

I'm with ac, this route required some good power enduro for me to redpoint...but I guess compared to a lot of newer rifle routes it is "short"...

Ultra fun in any case!
By Ken Cangi
From: Eldorado Springs, CO
Sep 11, 2007
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

I liked the way the route climbed, but it was a greasefest.
By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Aug 10, 2014

The remaining old bolts (first perma-drawed bolt and last bolt) on Pinch Fest (other than the useless, low first bolt) were replaced with ClimbTech glue-in WaveBolts provided by the ASCA.

The other bolts were replaced a few years ago with stainless 5 pieces.


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