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Old Bushmills 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Kent Wheeler
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Submitted By: Louis Arevalo on Oct 13, 2003

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pumping out of the thin hands on old bushmills


Thin fingers lead to bad sized hand/finger 1.5 friends. Small pockets allow stances for gear placements. Catch your breath halfway up and finish tight hands to the anchors 2 friends.


Many .75 camalots or 1.5 friends for the bottom half, then 2 friends for the top. The top seems to be between .75-1 camalots. Round it out with a couple of tcu's for the beginning.

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Rock Climbing Photo: thin hands on old bushmills
thin hands on old bushmills
Rock Climbing Photo: Rp
Rock Climbing Photo: At the half way rest.
At the half way rest.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ron and I.
Ron and I.
Rock Climbing Photo: Dragan
Rock Climbing Photo: Mitch Hogsett climbing Old Bushmills in 2005.
Mitch Hogsett climbing Old Bushmills in 2005.
Rock Climbing Photo: Deaun at a rest stem on Old Bushmills.
Deaun at a rest stem on Old Bushmills.

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By Louis Arevalo
Oct 16, 2003

This route is 2 cracks right of Lite Not Solid. It is a wide dihedral in beautiful varnished sandstone.
By John Stoddard
May 2, 2005
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

A beautiful, continuous corner - as striking as anything at Indian Creek. Take lots of purple through red Camalot sizes. Hard 5.10 for the leader, as it's really strenuous to stop and place gear... the "small pockets" didn't do much for me!! Not so bad to follow, as you can just motor on through.
By James Garrett
Feb 28, 2006

Actually Rabid Muslims and Old Bushmills were both climbed by Dave Anderson. He didn't want the Swell to be in guidebooks and he didn't want any recognition...but he was awesome.
By Brendan N
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Mar 23, 2011

a great climb. tricky thin feet at the beginning lead to steep thin hands at the top.
By Crag Turkey
From: Holladay, UT
Mar 16, 2015
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Really had to fight to make it to the top of this one. I was able to place a #2 at the rest. I was surprised at how far up the climb I needed to place .5 Camalots. Great climb for the leader looking for a layback/thin 10+ challenge. Felt like a harder 5.10 to me. Beautiful line, no crowds.

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