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YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b/c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Vaino Kodas and Bob D'Antonio
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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Sep 19, 2002

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Inflation starts just left of Market Meltdown on the left-side of the cliff. It is the fourth route on the right when looking left to right. Climb up past the first bolt using devious holds. Follow the line of bolts up a short corner to below a steep-imposing headwall. Make a series of hard moves (crux) up the headwall to the anchor. Great climb on excellent rock.


10 bolts lead to a 2-bolt anchor.

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By Richard M. Wright
From: Lakewood, CO
Sep 19, 2002

Inflation is certainly worth two stars and may be the best line on the wall. The route climbed at 5.9/5.10 up to a balancy no hands rest before the final steep head wall. A powerful push with the right sets up a long reach to jugs that just get better on the right. Still hard right to the point where the angle breaks just below the anchor. We swam way out right and then jogged back left to make the finish 5.9. I watched Mark flash this line by really sussing out the crux from the rest stance (the move is very reversible). Inflation is a fine line on largely excellent stone with good pro throughout and comes highly recommended.
By Geoff U
From: Centennial, CO
May 8, 2016
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

Would be classic, except entry is awkward/annoying and then next 30 feet is plain... but the top half is outstanding! Definitely a letter grade harder if shorter than 6 foot.
By Mark Rolofson
May 21, 2017
rating: 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Fun climb. There is a hard move past the 1st bolt (5.11ish). From here the climb is a juggy warm up to the 9th bolt. Then make a huge crux dyno to start the overhanging headwall. Interesting .12a moves lead past the last 2 bolts. There are 11 bolts (not 10)/ 2 rings.

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