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Old Man Direct 

YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Ed Strang
New Route: Yes
Season: Spring, winter, fall
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Submitted By: Ed Strang on May 7, 2016

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Natalie moves past the crux and into the finish o...


Climb the white face straight into Old Man and the Seaka 1st pitch. The crux is where the two climbs merge. Climbs better than the original line IMO.


Starts to the right of Gluefa.



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By Rich Strang
From: Santa Fe, NM
May 15, 2016
rating: 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b

Totally rad route! Probably the best 5.12 (along with New Beginning) in the Bat Cave area. Really cool fossilized pinches and edges. The holds keep getting smaller as the route gets steeper then you get the awesome pumpy tufa finish to Old Man and the Sea(ka) 1st pitch. It doesn't get much better! Start slightly right of the bolt line which is about 5 feet right of GlueFa(Bella Donna) -
2 black hangers need draws at the start, then follow 9 chain draws and finish on the 2 bolt mid anchor/lowering biner for Old Man first pitch.

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