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MD Route 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
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Submitted By: Ian G. on Mar 20, 2010

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MD Route

Description 

This route is fairly short, with some easy moves right up to the crux. Grab a left hand pinch, fingerlock and handjam. Make a bizarre mantle move and yer pretty much done. This is a good climb to push your limit on, as the fall from the crux is super clean.

Location 

This route is sandwiched between Chain Mail and Rauch Factor. Easily distinguishable by the heavily chalked crack.

Protection 

Fully bolted. You may want a cam (0.5 camalot) after doing to the crux.


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By Micah Klesick
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From: Vancouver, WA
Sep 9, 2015

Difficult for the grade IMO, especially considering the crag. It's harder than both the "12a" routes at Ozone. Great fun and a burly crux move.
By Daniel Bookless
From: Portland, OR
Jan 30, 2017
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

I agree with Micah, If the route is being graded based on the crux alone it should definitely be a 12, if its being averaged out with the easy climbing before and after than its an 11d.
Furthermore, the fall is only clean if you have a really attentive belay, an extra foot of unnecessary slack and your gonna bang the shit our of your knee or shin on the mini roof like I did.

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