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Killed by Death 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Eric Odenthal & Chris Miller, May 2003
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Submitted By: C Miller on Sep 22, 2006

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Killed by Death (5.10b), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles....


Interesting and featured vertical face past three bolts lead to a ledge, above which the rock bulges slightly. Make some reachy moves and power up a series of flakes to clear the bulge, do a rockover and finish on slabby face to the anchors - Lemmy would be proud.

The crux moves are a fairly reachy and shorter climbers may find the rating to be slightly harder than indicated.


Locate this route about 40' left of Takes a Thief on the left margin of the east face.


5 bolts, chain anchors

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By Russ Walling
May 14, 2007

A classic boulder problem in the sky. I'm no midget, but the moves over the bulge were miles harder than they look. How hard? hmmmmm... plenty. If you are 6'8" I bet they are pretty easy.
By Jordan Ramey
From: Calgary, Alberta
Nov 12, 2007

I agree with Russ. There's no way that move is 5.10a/b unless you go up around left and then reach back right to make the last clip. That's about 5.10a, but not direct. The direct is much harder to get the bucket above the last bolt.
By Euan Cameron
From: Mammoth Lakes
May 26, 2008

I suspect that you are mixing this route up with Wilburs Turning in His Grave which lies just to its left. The crux move on Wilburs Turning in His Grave is a huge reach, and can be easily avoided moving left.
By datbro
Oct 12, 2013
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

start directly below the first bolt, no cheaters

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