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YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Kevander 2014
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Kevander on Jul 5, 2014

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FA of King of Swing


Technical slab move to cruxy roof sequence, traverse positive rail to the right and up to finish on great holds.


At the base of the roof, first bolt is on the slab underneath.


4 bolts to mussy anchors

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By butters
From: Mammoth Lakes, Ca
May 18, 2015
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

great climb! I broke off at hand sized hold right as i grabbed the big rail and it caused me to go full cliff hanger and was able to make the 3rd clip and couldn't read the pull over in time and pumped out. Breaking that intermediate hold off.. IMO made the traverse to the big rail harder/reachy.. overall really cool climb that is way out of the ordinary for the Hills. I'd say 11b for the onsight as its tricky to read.
By Lance Ranzer
Apr 19, 2016
rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Hard move on the Rail - I see where the huge piece broke off. Puts this climb more into 11b/c now. NOT a 11a/b. Use the left toe hook under roof to stay on. Tricky sequence but hand over hand worked best for me. Keep right on Rail, I went left and up, this made it a lot harder of a climb.
Awsome climb - wish it was longer!
By climbing00
Sep 10, 2016

Did this climb September, 2016. Broke off a giant jug under the 4th bolt. On my 2nd attempt I also broke off a large foot hold under the 4th bolt. I would suspect the climb is now 5.11d.

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