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Kingfisher 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Trad, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: C. Doyle, R. Shelton
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Submitted By: Lurker on May 12, 2015  with updates from Heather Thorne Matthews

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Description 

Bouldery start with one bolt to thin crack with desperate smearing. Gear is small and a little fiddly in sections, something like a black alien protects the crux. Quality route though.

Location 

To the right of Blockbuster.

Protection 

1 bolt, gear, anchor.

Some suggest that this route be rated R given finicky, tiny gear above bolt with significant ground fall risk.


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By almostrad
From: Lake Tahoe
Jul 20, 2017

This route eats up TCU's (I used C3's), brass, and probably small stoppers. There are adequate stances in the thin sections to sew it up before gunning for the next. You'd have to really blow it to hit the deck unless you blew the clip on the bolt. Spicy, but I don't think it deserves an R rating.
By Lurker
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From: Westwood
Jul 24, 2017

Yeah, I agree. I added this route to the database, and the R rating was tacked on later as a "page improvement". I thought the route protected fine, just thin and a bit techy.
By B-Slim
From: San Jose
Jul 31, 2017

haven't led this, but it is a super fun route to lead if you have the strength and guts, it is very technical, powerful and heady lead on small gear. don't miss clipping the first bolt...

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