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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: David Sampson, Larry Reinmuth and Devon Meyer
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Submitted By: arjunmh on Nov 25, 2011

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Jeff on an early lead with Roman belaying.

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This is the first “sport route” in the Refuge. This east facing climb is located on a short wide tower below (and east) the Torch. On the right hand side of the structure in the center of a near-vertical face (bulge near the top). Face climb on a left arching bolted line pulling the bulge to reach the anchors.


Righthand of the two climbs of the area. See map.


8 bolts.

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By roman d
From: Pasadena, CA
Dec 1, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Fun route. Very straightforward and pleasant.
By jonathan horst
From: Tucson, AZ
Jan 3, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

plenty of hollow sounding rock, but good holds abound too.
adding a couple chain links to the anchors (or climber using long draws at the anchor) would reduce rope-drag for the 2nd.
overall, pretty fun climbing!
By Sun2Stone Meyer
From: Phoenix,AZ
May 11, 2012

Smooth arch of just perfect spaced bolts. Liked alot.
By Nick Schlichtman
From: Golden, CO
Nov 29, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Very fun route! Bolted very well. Fun consistent movement to the top.
By Dwight Jugornot
From: Arvada, Co.
Feb 10, 2013
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Consistent, kinda easy for a 10. Also a nice warm up route.
Nice bolting.

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