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Knock the Bottom Out of It 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a PG13

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a PG13 [details]
FA: Paul Van Betten, Sal Mamusia
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Submitted By: MJW on Nov 5, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: route starts just below the hole

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Start just left of Bottoms Up below a patch of varnish. Climb slabby wall past 4 bolts. Easy up high. Crux is getting to the first bolt. The move is committing and awkward. I got a "good" RP in a seam by the large hole/pocket. Good climbing past the bolts.


Start just left of Bottoms Up. Descent is the same as the other routes on this wall


Bolts. Optional sz(0/1)RP to protect move getting to the first bolt.

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By Kevin Dahlstrom
From: Fort Worth, TX
Oct 14, 2013

Good but not great route. The bolts are few but well placed so the climbing doesn't feel bold. Definitely bring a few small cams for the 5.easy top section or be prepared for a massive runout on friable rock.
By Howard
From: Costa Mesa, CA
Feb 2, 2016

Without an RP, I got in a good small BD stopper, though the rock wasn't. Blowing the committing crux likely means decking. It's equitable to a boulder problem with an uneven hard landing. Spot, belay, or both?
By Vince Buffalini
From: Las Vegas, Nevada
Nov 5, 2016
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

i used a #4 TCU in a shallow parallel that was probably too low to help. i saw the RP placement but it's pretty damn small and less than a foot above the TCU. the climbing is excellent.

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