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Noble Wife 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Derek Krol
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Submitted By: Taylor Roy on Jul 13, 2009

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Like most routes in Rifle, Noble Wife climbs much better than it looks.

Do the semi-difficult start of Call The Cops, then with a ledge looming below, make a hard, committing move to establish in the steep, blocky corner. Continue making awkward, strenuous, and off-balance moves until the angle eases off, and the climbing becomes more subtle, and technical.

It is a great route for anyone looking for something with a traditional feel.


This is left of Call The Cops.


Lot of quickdraws. The anchors have carabiners. A 60 meter rope will get you to the ground from the anchors.

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By Halley13
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 11, 2014
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

Thanks to the efforts of Michael Benge, this route is equipped with shiny new permadraws as of today. So, go do it! It's really good!