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Lean Years 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Jim Slichter & Greg Fossum-1990
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Submitted By: Peter Gram on Jun 30, 2002

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Lean Years is the first route just to the left of the large boulder. It is a good lesson in delicate face climbing. The holds are small, and a sneeze or a light breeze could knock you off. Getting off the ground is the crux. Some call the first move 5.11d, but it is basically just a boulder problem start at V3/V4. Try this to improve your footwork, as the angle is very low.


5 quickdraws for bolts. Fixed anchors. The route is very short and well protected.

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By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
Sep 7, 2009
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a

Yeah we thought 11a was somewhat sandbagged with the direct start. Fun route, good lesson in delicate face climbing indeed.