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Major Bolt Achievement (MBA) 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Richard Wright, Tod Anderson, 2/91
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Aug 27, 2001

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BETA PHOTO: Straight on shot of the route with bolts marked.

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Description 

MBA climbs toward a small roof just right of Feeding Frenzy. It starts up a distinct face. Some tricky hands and fingers gets you to a stance just below the roof. Snag the roof and a clip, and then power up to the anchors. This was originally done straight up for a 5.11b move but is frequently done by slipping a bit to the left, and this may knock off a letter grade. It has good stone, nice movement, and is a bit spooky on the sharp end.

Protection 

Bring half a dozen draws and something for the double-bolt anchor at the top.

Addendum: 2 bolts were added. Originally a trad piece was used to clip the bolt on the overhang, and that was before the feet got all slick. A low bolt was added, too.


Photos of Major Bolt Achievement (MBA) Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting the last clip before the roof.
Getting the last clip before the roof.
Rock Climbing Photo: At the anchor on a windy day.
At the anchor on a windy day.
Rock Climbing Photo: Crux moves and a good overview of the entire route...
Crux moves and a good overview of the entire route...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling the roof on MBA.
Pulling the roof on MBA.
Rock Climbing Photo: Halfway up MBA.
Halfway up MBA.
Rock Climbing Photo: Nearing the finish of MBA, March 2012.
Nearing the finish of MBA, March 2012.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling the crux moves at the roof.
Pulling the crux moves at the roof.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pat Burwick eyes the roof on MBA.
Pat Burwick eyes the roof on MBA.

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By Tzilla Rapdrilla
Dec 30, 2006

The hangers were replaced 12/06 and 2 bolts added. Originally a trad piece was used to clip the bolt on the overhang and that was before the feet got all slick. A low bolt was added too.
By Richard M. Wright
From: Lakewood, CO
Jan 1, 2007

Thanks, TA. Probably long overdue. This route, and the adjacent, badly need these upgrades.
By Tzilla Rapdrilla
Jul 15, 2008

FA - Feb. 1991
By Chris I
From: Fort Collins, CO
May 6, 2011
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

This route is in the top 10 if not the top 5 5.11s at Table. This climb is pretty much business from bottom to top and a true delight. If climbed directly without getting into the chimney in the upper left of the route, this is definitely a test piece for the grade at Table. Enjoy!
By Dan Hickstein
Jan 27, 2013
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

What a great climb! A whole bunch of technical face moves and then a juggy roof make this one entertaining from bottom to top. I felt that the face moves were fairly hard to figure out on the first try and were maybe harder than the roof. The footholds are getting really polished, so maybe the climb is getting a little harder with time.
By Seth Hogan
From: Frisco, Co
2 days ago
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

Worthwhile.