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Ottoman Empire 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Bob D & Greg Hand, 2010
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Submitted By: Greg Hand on Aug 16, 2010

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At the lip.

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  • Description 

    Lean off the boulder and traverse left. Unless you are really good, be prepared for a fall at the 2nd bolt.

    The line had to be climbed. How could Vaino have missed it?

    Location 

    It is just left of Couch Fire. Look for the big flake up high.

    Protection 

    5 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.


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    By Pinklebear
    Aug 17, 2010

    Good climb; nice, smooth stone. Very bouldery!
    By Mark Roth
    From: Boulder
    Oct 1, 2012

    Fun route. I'd give it another star if it wasn't so short. One tough move getting past the 2nd bolt then fun 5.10- climbing to the anchor....
    By ZachS00
    From: Denver, CO
    Nov 1, 2014

    The big (BIG) flake you come into around the 4th bolt was flexy, scary flexy.
    By Chris Weidner
    Jun 24, 2017

    Matt Samet and I climbed this on February 3, 2010 thinking it was an open project.
    Good route!

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