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Less Than Zero 

YDS: 5.12+ French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.12+ French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Nathan Martin
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Submitted By: Harold on Nov 8, 2008

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Brad working his way up the rail

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  • Description 

    One of the more unique routes out there, lots of face climbing and working angles.


    15 feet right of Slot Machine.


    Two bolts, a bunch of micro cams (0 and 00 metolius), and a couple pieces up to thin hands.

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    By m-earle
    From: USA
    Nov 8, 2008

    Downgraded to 12c now?
    By Brad G
    From: 1994 Honda Civic
    Dec 9, 2009
    rating: 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b PG13

    12+ maybe, Ive heard it been called 5.13
    By Alex Shainman
    Oct 26, 2011

    I shamelessly watched for gear beta, so I'll pass it along...
    #1 Camalot to get to first bolt, sinker .75 Camalot after bolt crux (push it in there), (2) 00 Metolius stacked, 0 Metolius under roof, (1-2) .2 Camalots, (3-4) 0 Metolius (slot 'em) to chains. Use long draws on first 4 pieces to keep rope off the edge!

    Totally Bitchin'!!! Four uniquely rad sections!

    Probably 12d
    By Josh Janes
    General Admin
    Sep 20, 2013
    rating: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c

    Take it with a grain of salt: he also rated Ruby's 12b.

    Then I went and brought Alex's recommended rack and was hating life for want of some fingers-sized pieces above the roof.

    Guess I shouldn't believe everything I read on the internet.
    By elkheart
    Nov 14, 2016

    The first ascent was Nathan Martin. I was with him. We rated it 13-, someone destroyed the plaque and rerated. Nathan knows a lot about 13s in Indian Creek, so I think the rating was appropriate.

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