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Industrial Buttress
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Fast Boat to China T 
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Heidi Hi T 
Industrial Disease aka Dead Moonies Don't Sell Flowers S,TR 
John Roskelley Show or Polyvinyl Chloride, The T 
Left-Hand Monkey Wrench T,TR 
Nipple Phyle T 
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Nipple Phyle 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Randy Carmichael on Apr 4, 2004

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BETA PHOTO: Industrial Buttress.


This is the first crack to the right of the Johnny Roskelly Arete. Start up a wide, vertical, chimney-type crack, move up easier terrain, and then up the steeper and smaller crack. There are fun moves low, in the middle, and high.

To descend walk Northeast to the first big gully.


Gear to 2" and some RPs. Use small to medium cams for the anchor and belay from the top.

Alternatively, set a directional piece for your 2nd and use the Johnny Roskelly anchor bolts (use a long sling on the directional to prevent rope abrasion).

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Rock Climbing Photo: The route.
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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down from about halfway up.
Looking down from about halfway up.

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By Doug Redosh
From: Golden, CO
Apr 6, 2005
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Crux move is halfway up, where the wall bulges a little. For me, the footholds on the left wall petered out, but the handhold that was right in front of your face when you start this sequence, functions nicely.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Mar 19, 2013
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

I think this is 5.6 even though a lot of people call it 5.7. Everywhere it looks difficult small edges can be found. I did not place any RPs, but small cams were good to have.

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