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It Ain't Pretty Being Easy 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Brian Delaney
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Submitted By: Jay Knower on Dec 8, 2007

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gearing up for the crux move


This route is like a little piece of Rumney transplanted about 100 miles east. It Ain't Pretty climbs up a sinuous line of ill-defined corners on the far left end of the cliff. This is the schist part of the crag. The cool granite starts a bit to the right. As with most shisty climbs, this route offers strange climbing on a daunting array of corners, blocks, and ledges. As for the crux, I'd say it was more sustained than cruxy. I just felt off-balance the whole way.


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By andyscott
From: Massachusetts
Jun 30, 2010

This is a very enjoyable route in my opinion. Might be the best 12a to break into at shagg instead of shaggin wagon.
By corson
From: Northport, Me.
Jul 27, 2010

Agreed. Way easier than the wagon.
By Sam Daley
From: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jul 7, 2014

Would someone send me a personal message with beta on how they do the crux. I am still a little mystified!

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