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Irony Man 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Mark Anderson
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Monomaniac on Mar 10, 2016

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Enjoying the brilliant-while-it-lasts arête at th...

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The short, four-star arête tragically deteriorates into a forgettable mixed-bag of 1-star climbing. The best that can be said about the final 30 feet is that it packs in a lot of variety, but if you deviate at all from the bolt line, expect to find some questionable rock.

Begin easily up the magnificent arête, which culminates in a long, balancy reach to a narrow ledge on the left face. Mantel onto the ledge for a good shake below the obvious roof. Sequential cranks around the ceiling gain a no-hands ledge followed by a stretch of easy scrambling to the first of two successive bulges (optional 0 or 00 TCU here). Save something for the second bulge, just below the anchor, which is just hard enough to spoil a send.


This is the furthest right bolted line on the wall.


A stick clip is mandatory. 7 bolts to 2 BA. Consider an optional 0 or 00 TCU (or similar) to protect easy moves above the 4th bolt.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Stretching over the mid-way roof.
Stretching over the mid-way roof.
Rock Climbing Photo: Poised for the sting in the tail of Irony Man.
Poised for the sting in the tail of Irony Man.

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By Geoff U
From: Centennial, CO
Sep 9, 2017
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Loaded with loose rock - we probably dropped a dozen or so....

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