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Moroni Blows 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Gordon Douglas, Mindy Shulak
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Submitted By: Pinklebear on Aug 9, 2002

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Interesting that a route so low on the quality meter was one of the earlier pitches bolted at Rifle. For connoisseurs of the truly awful, this is a must-do!

Moroni Blows is the spongy, green route in the very back of the Skull Cave, just between Cracked Open Sky and Daydream Nation. It climbs a sort of pillar to double-bolt anchors at a big hole.

The crux is at the anchor and involves upward slithering into the hole via moss clumps and barnacles. This route sees a lot of water, so be careful that the bolts don't pull out in your face!


4-6 draws and a short rope.

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By Brian Gallant
May 28, 2004

It's actually cleaned up quite a bit...and it's not a bad route...every short person I know hates it, because they can't do that last big move to the hole...but everyone that is normal height likes it!