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Little Grey Men 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: dmPete on Oct 27, 2014

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Washed out, ugly picture, but it does show the bol...


Another of Area 51's physically demanding crimp routes. Limber up those fingers and try to spot the holds ahead of time. They're all here, just really hard to find while climbing!

Tiny ledges on grey rock (with the occasionally re-glued hold). Sounds a bit dull until you're two clips up.

The movement is awesome, and finding those invisible ledges just before peeling off makes this route quite a rush, even if it is short.


The bolt line just across the dihedral from "Mars." Located 2/3 of the way down the approach trail and features a dihedral with interestingly faceted, very RED rock on the right face. The grey, left face is your route.


Quickdraws. Bolted anchor.

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By dmPete
Jun 15, 2015

If only you could know where the holds were by looking up at the route...this would be a very attaiable 11b onsight. The holds, moves on this route are easier than most of the 11a's at Area 51, but those killer crimps are simply invisble from below!

Once you have the beta, though, this Little Grey route is quite a cruise, and feels pretty soft for the grade.

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