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In Your Face 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
FA: Kevin McLaughlin and Glenn Schuler
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Kevin McLaughlin on May 23, 2009

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The opening moves on this route are stiff. Great face climbing all the way to the chains.


This is on the upper ramp on the left side of canyon just past Real Black Velvet. Stand GENTLY on starting block, clip in, and now the business is IN YOUR FACE.


Cams- from a #1 Camalot down and a couple of wires mid-size. Locking 'biners on the first draw suggested. Some long slings for rope drag will help. Belay down low.

Photos of In Your Face Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Andre Fiedler high on IN YOUR FACE.
Andre Fiedler high on IN YOUR FACE.
Rock Climbing Photo: Kelly having some fun.
Kelly having some fun.
Rock Climbing Photo: Good rests in between excellent face climbing. Pho...
Good rests in between excellent face climbing. Pho...
Rock Climbing Photo: The first moves give this route its name.  Photo b...
The first moves give this route its name. Photo b...

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By Buster Jesik
Sep 17, 2009

Some of the bolts are in really funky spots, and some just create horrible rope drag. That's what happens when you bolt on lead! Still a good route, if you can downclimb to back clean the funky bolts.
By Kevin McLaughlin
From: Colorado Springs
Nov 8, 2009

A few long runners take care of any rope drag. Simple, single pitch rope management skills are all that is required. Enjoy.
By Joe Sambataro
From: Seattle, WA
Sep 30, 2013
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

I blew a small flake exiting the upper corner. I'd say the climb has two solid cruxes now :)
By Glenn Schuler
From: Monument, Co.
Sep 30, 2013
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

NNNOOOOOOOOOooooooooo!!! Not "the" flake for the traverse move? Did it leave any type of hold to use?
We did it Saturday, and I was commenting to my partner that if there was ever a hold I would consider gluing, that would be the one. Bummer.
By TimFromMaine Dailey
From: Idyllwild, CA
Jun 17, 2014

I ripped off the good bit of the left hand start hold 6/14/2014, sorry. Maybe .11+ start now. A bit strange of a route.
By Clint Hager
From: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Aug 22, 2015

Ya, so the flake up high on the traverse is definitely gone. I would say the climb goes at hard 5.11 now. You can now do the traverse with very small crimps or you can use some dirty flakes out right.

Still a Fantastic climb.

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