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Kid Gloves  

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

Type:  Trad, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Trevor Bowman 6/29/14
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Trevor Bowman on Aug 3, 2016

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BETA PHOTO: The upper prow of Kid Gloves from the base.


This ascends the pretty, blunt prow between the striking green headwall with La Diosa and Flameout. Start up the initial slabby crack of Diosa to the ledge, and move right to follow three bolts up the prow. The moves between the 2nd and 3rd bolts involve some steep laybacking and a long move to a good jug. Roll over onto the slab at the 3rd bolt and finish up the exposed rib topout for Diosa.

This is a pretty fun "sport" line for West Elden. It was named for the fragile edges in the crux layback section, which should be handled as gingerly as possible. The name also reflects the delicate subject of bolts being added in this longtime trad bastion.


Between La Diosa and Flameout.


3 bolts, gear from green C3 to #2 Camalot can be used, chains.

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