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Marathon Match 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c

Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 115'
Original:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
FA: EFR, Kemper Brightman
New Route: Yes
Season: Summer, fall, spring
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Submitted By: 1Eric Rhicard on Apr 17, 2017

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BETA PHOTO: Kemper Brightman attempts the coveted second ascen...


This route has a short approach pitch to a decent ledge. From here launch into this match of technique, endurance and mental fortitude. Fingerlocks, laybacks, underclings a handjam and even a hueco keep it interesting and varied. The other factor is the angle. This climb overhangs 8 feet or so. It stays in the shade for a long time as well.


Just left of Hour of Power on the North face of the Pawn. From the Chessmen Parking work up the road to the big boulder just up around the corner then angle up and left farther than you might imagine to the base of a red overhanging face.


Bolts 12 of them 3 on the approach pitch

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Rock Climbing Photo: View of the Pawn's north face.
BETA PHOTO: View of the Pawn's north face.

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By Kemper Brightman
From: Tucson
Apr 19, 2017

A modern classic indeed. Sustained moves FOREVER and a gentle overhang make for a creeping pump that is both maddening and magnificent at the same time! This route is worth seeking out in its own right, but if you are at the chessmen its a mandatory stop.

A 70m reaches part way up the ramp, but doing the approach pitch to the good ledge makes leading ten times easier.

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