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YDS: 5.13c French: 8a+ Ewbanks: 30 UIAA: X- ZA: 31 British: E7 7a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Original:  YDS: 5.13c French: 8a+ Ewbanks: 30 UIAA: X- ZA: 31 British: E7 7a [details]
FA: Jean DeLataillade, 1995
Season: first climbed in the winter
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Submitted By: Jean on Jul 30, 2008

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Eric Bissell on Mainliner


A beautiful line left of the main crack that splits the tower (Mean Leaner). Technical climb with face and a bit of crack climbing, mostly at the top.


15 feet left of Mean Leaner.


Mostly bolted, crack gear needed at the top (tcu's and camelots).

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By LeeAB Brinckerhoff
From: ABQ, NM
Sep 4, 2011

Repeated by Cody Roth, Summer 2011. Second hand quote, "5.14a, though I've done 5.14b's that are easier".
By Eric Whitbeck
Sep 5, 2011

It could be his hair. It might make him lighter.
By Shirtless Mike
From: Denver, CO
Oct 24, 2011

I added hangers and chain to the studs at the anchor. This climb is amazing and hard. Very impressed that Cody did it in the summer time. This climb seems to get sun from first thing in the morning until last thing in the evening.
By Jean
Oct 24, 2011

I'm pretty sure Cody did this in the spring, around mid May. Good effort either way.
By Jarred Cleerdin
Mar 27, 2012
rating: 5.14 8c+ 34 XI- 34 E9 7b

Hey Lee, Did he pink point it or red point it?
By Jean
Apr 15, 2012

Cody just send Mainliner - again - on gear. He also broke a hold in the upper crux, bumping the grade up a bit.
By LeeAB Brinckerhoff
From: ABQ, NM
Apr 15, 2012

Jarred, when Cody first sent it on the bolts he did so placing the draws by chance since it was his first attempt of the day. Obviously on 4-12-12 when he did it on gear he was placing the gear on lead as well.
By Craig Childre
From: Lubbock, Texas
Jun 8, 2012

Fat Send Cody!!!! Love to see NM making national news... especially the part that was apart of the Republic of Texas!
By Owen Summerscales
From: Los Alamos, NM
Jun 18, 2016

A video I made of fifth ascent by Eric Bissell. March 2016.

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