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Minnesota Fats 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Bob D'Antonio, Greg Hand and Moe Hershoff
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Oct 20, 2005

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  • Description 

    Follow directions for "Philadelphia Flyer". Start about 30 to 40 feet downhill from PF. Climb up a thin crack to reach double cracks/seams. Cool stemming and good gear will get you to the anchors. Great route!

    Protection 

    Rack up to a red Camalot.


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    By Ron Olsen
    From: Boulder, CO
    Oct 22, 2005
    rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

    A short but excellent route. Sustained, fun moves from the ground to the top of the inset corners. I found hybrid Aliens very useful for the flared cracks.
    By Tony B
    From: Around Boulder, CO
    Jun 5, 2006
    rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

    10a if climbed up from straight below at the start. If coming in from the left, easier- perhaps 5.9. This is a good climb with good rock and good moves, teh best at this small cliff, but it is pretty hard to call a 50-foot line a 'classic' when climbs like Country Club Crack and Athlete's Feet are within view from the anchors.
    By david goldstein
    Jun 16, 2007

    If this pitch is 5.10 and ****, then Cosmosis is 5.11 and ********.

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