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Mercury Vapour 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Axel Reinhold 2003 (lefthand start)
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Submitted By: Mark Roberts on Oct 13, 2012

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Fun, sporty single pitch right of Centrefold. Pitch of the day for us, a pleasant surprise. I went with some gym climbers who all agreed it was easier than Mushroom, though I disagree. Neat moves do all seem quite gymnastic and balancy rather than jam-intensive.

Start up and right past two bolts through some balancy, well-protected moves. Trend straight upwards along the crack through a short but thought-provoking roof, then haul your way to the anchors through big holds.


Starts twenty meters right of Centrefold around the boulder. Fixed rope takes you to the base of the route, maybe five meters above the trail.


Two bolts then standard rack to a #3 Camalot

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By slim
Aug 5, 2013
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

super fun route, although getting to the first bolt is a tiny bit spooky with the flakes. upper roof is just a blast. good protection, interesting climbing, well worth doing.
By Jpusch
From: Vancouver, BC
May 13, 2017

Awesome route overall. The flake you use early on seems a tad suspect though. I feel it can be easily pulled off by hand as it flexes quite a bit.
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Jul 5, 2017
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

did this again yesterday, noticed that the questionable flake at the start is now gone and a bolt added. It took a bit to figure out a move to get up to the slanting ledge, a much harder boulder move then it used to be, maybe 10b, I got that clean, and could not figure out why the 2nd bolt was added, the 3rd is pretty easy to get to. I ended up hanging at the roof which I thought easy before, thought it hard to protect, then cleaned it on the way down and could see good placements.
By Mark Roberts
From: Vancouver, BC
Jul 28, 2017

The missing flake doesn't change the grade IMO, but adds an interesting bolt-protected boulder problem at the start. Honestly, I think the missing flake actually improves the route by making it a little more sustained.

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