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Michelin Man 

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

Type:  Sport, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Eric Horst, Stuart Pregnall, Rich Cunningham 1988
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Submitted By: Felix Duvallet on May 29, 2012

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Definitely the best route on the wall, and one of the best of the grade at Bubba City!

Start with several big moves on small slopers/crimps, which lead to an overhanging section with good holds. Score a great double-handjam rest, pull an awesome move to a good pocket, and head left at the 6th bolt for the 11d finish (the right bolt line is harder). Finish on very cool white rock.


This obvious line is left of a wide crack and the climb Radial Rimmed. In the summer, it is shaded in the morning and late afternoon (the shiny white face near the top would make it hard to climb in full sun!).


8 bolts, shuts

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By BrianWS
Apr 21, 2017
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a

This is quite possibly the best sport route of its grade in the entire NRG vicinity -- even compared to other outstanding 11+ lines like Toxic Hueco.

Rock quality is impeccable, and the movement and technique are highly varied. Nice view of the bridge, too.

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