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Just Do It 

YDS: 5.14c French: 8c+ Ewbanks: 34 UIAA: XI- ZA: 35 British: E9 7b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 140'
Original:  YDS: 5.14c French: 8c+ Ewbanks: 34 UIAA: XI- ZA: 35 British: E9 7b [details]
FA: J.B. Tribout, 1992
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Submitted By: bmb on May 22, 2014  with updates from Jonah Kreitzberg

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Description 

Haven't been on this myself, but figured it needed a description on MP. I think the most recent ascents (since 2012) of this classic route was by Ryan Palo, Paige Classen and Drew Ruana.

Palo describes it in an interview post-send:

"The route breaks down into two parts. The first section in the white rock is a low angle 5.13d. Just the first six bolts could be considered a 5.13c, then there are some deadpoints to small edges and pockets. It's really off balance and technical."

It then goes "into a 5.12+ section where the rock color changes to purple. Then it gets ruckus with big leaps on slopey holds. There is probably a six move V9 on half pad edges as it gets steeper. Then there's a really hard traverse with blind moves into the final boulder sequence. Going to the last bolt, I was taking 50-footers and clearing the purple rock, landing way down in the white stone."

a cool video of Palo sending...

Location 

Smith Rock, Monkey Face. The route is on the east side of the Monkey Face tower, pretty hard to miss.

Protection 

17 bolts


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By Adam Stackhouse
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Jun 3, 2016

"' June 2014, American Paige Claassen redpointed the 18-bolt route in a send that took 47 minutes.""

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