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Nine Lives 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 130'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Ken Pitts, Mike Reardon
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Mike Reardon on Mar 14, 2013

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Description 

A bulging, blunt arete leads past 3 bolts on dicey edges. If you opt to start in the crack to the left, the overall climb is probably a 5.9. Starting on the arete to the first bolt comprises the 11a move. At the third bolt, move left for an exciting 5.9 crux on slopers, then leading to a wide gear crack (#3 and #4 here). Continue on jugs past another bolt. Merge right to the tree above "Octopussy".

Location 

On the ledge 30 feet right of French Feline. At the start, either stick clip or use the left crack to protect the opening moves (there is a 50 foot drop behind which could be a first pitch in itself but it is dirty)

Protection 

4 bolts, #2,3,4 cams.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Anchor
BETA PHOTO: Anchor
Rock Climbing Photo: Beginning of the Wide CracK
Beginning of the Wide CracK

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By Mike Nevko
From: Currently Charlotte
Mar 2, 2015

The Flake-Crack is memorable. That move to get into it had some sweet exposure. It just seems like that thing should topple over at some point. Also, glad we had a 70m

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