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Nude Brute 

YDS: 5.13b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 30 British: E7 6c

Type:  Sport, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.13b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 30 British: E7 6c [details]
FA: Doug Reed 1991
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Submitted By: TravisMelin on Sep 11, 2010

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5.11 climbing up to the 3rd bolt. From there pull a powerful bouldery move up to a good clipping stance for bolt 4. Take a quick rest, and power through 2 more bouldery sections past an undercling block and another long pull to a good crimp. One final pinch/hand jam move gets you to easy ground for the final two bolts. Given 13a in the book, but IMO its a bit harder than that.


About 40 feet past Pockets of Resistance. Start off an elevated ledge in a corner.


7 bolts, rusty 2 ring anchor.

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By Lee Robinson
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 9, 2017

I would give this route more of a 13a rating. Its only got 2 cruxes and I doubt its 13b in the new guidebook.
By Pnelson
Jun 9, 2017

Haha, Lee, Nick Duttle disagrees, he thought it was super hard 13b. This is Paul, by the way!
By ChrisHau
Jun 9, 2017

Everyone knows that 13b is the hardest grade that exists at the NRG, followed closely by 12b. Can't be doling that out to any old climb, otherwise it would be the Red.

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