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Ivy League 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Kirk Miller
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Submitted By: Kirk Miller on Jul 21, 2008

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  • Description 

    Climb past two large red scars. Don't miss the historic bolt holes.


    See the topo photo.


    7 bolts to chain and ring anchor.

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    Rock Climbing Photo: Reachy transition at the crux.
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    By doug rouse
    From: Denver, CO.
    Aug 3, 2008
    rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

    This route was fun, and also very well protected. Fun slopers test your technique...if it felt hard, then you probably did it wrong! Young Doug.
    By Benten
    From: Denver
    Oct 2, 2010
    rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

    Great climb, crimps and slopers. Couple of edgy sidepulls.
    By Andrew S.
    From: Bouldurr
    Jun 8, 2011

    Climbed it today. Very nice route. If you're a little taller, step out a bit off the underclings and you skip the thin right, and go for the big pull.
    By Gina K
    Dec 1, 2012
    rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

    Fun. Good for new or 5.8 or above leaders. Well protected. It is also a good confidence builder. Very fun!!
    By Keaton Soto-Olson 1
    From: Breckenridge, CO
    Jun 21, 2015

    More consistent than its neighbor to the right. Both worthwhile climbs.
    By aikibujin
    From: Castle Rock, CO
    Jun 23, 2015
    rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

    • ** BETA ALERT *** Don't read this if you don't want beta.

    The crux on this route is definitely between bolt #2 and #3. The most obvious move is going straight up at bolt #3 using some crimpers and smeary edges, but that move is definitely 10a (probably why so many people rate it 10a or 9+). Another sequence is reach out left for a hidden sidepull from the undercling/sidepull flake, then utilize the much better footholds below the undercling to stand up and reach for a jug right under bolt #3. This move is hard to see due to the hidden sidepull, but it is reasonable for a 5.9.
    By Lane Mathis
    From: Denver, CO
    Aug 29, 2017
    rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

    Would make a nice introduction for someone looking to lead 5.9.

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