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Living Dead 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Kevin Leary, Joe Rousek, Bob Harrington
Season: Spring thru Fall
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Submitted By: Monica Jones on Apr 11, 2010

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Crack leads to a strenuous digedral, then move left around the arete and climb a series of technical moves through bulges. Lower off. Might be my favorite sport climb, amazingly beautiful and exposed movement.


Prominent crack system on middle buttress. Just left of Northern Pike.


15 bolts. Anchors at top.

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By claytown
From: Boulder, CO
May 29, 2011

cool climb for sure. all of the crack and dihedral is lower angle and pretty easy if you use the feet available. then find your way through the steepness and to the anchors. have fun!
By Drew Peterson
Mar 27, 2012

Ok well... Maybe I wasn't having an "on" day, but the top moves of this were pretty awkward and hard for 11c. An interesting route for sure, but given my experience I can't justify 11c or 4 stars. It is bolted very well, just....awkward.
By Kevin DB
Feb 3, 2013
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

It's awesome. Just awesome. One of the best lines in the gorge.
By alix morris
From: Estes Park, CO
Feb 13, 2014

This is hands-down the BEST climb in the gorge. Exposure, problem solving, wild stemming, rad tubing and chimneying, a thought provoking ending, and kinda eerie. What a line! Not one to miss. This is a trad climbers JAM! SOOO FUN
By Jeff Scheuerell
Feb 16, 2014

Agree, awesome, challenging and well bolted. 4 out of 5 stars. As for hands down the best???
By Raddam6
From: Salt Lake
Feb 29, 2016
rating: 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a

I feel it is harder than Lalaland and Skeleton in the closet. And better!
By Jeff Scheuerell
Mar 1, 2016

I think it's the softest 11c in the Gorge. Northern Pike is harder for me.
By SCherry
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 20, 2017
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Great quality, varied and a long line. Tough onsight. If you're looking for something that's technical, devious and not pumpy, this is a good option. Hard to rate compared to something in the other Owens style of pump factor, but this is certainly a step up from Grindrite at Gotham City. 11c redpoint grade for me.

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