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Overflow Direct 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Kevin Capps
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Submitted By: rob bauer on Apr 15, 2017

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BETA PHOTO: Overflow Direct is the middle route.

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  • Description 

    This is not my route, but Kevin put these up to take some pressure off Catslab on busy days. This was interesting/awkward for me to get into, but then I did and interesting positions continued (but that may just me). So I'd say it is the hardest of the 3.

    Location 

    All 3 routes of the Overflow Area start on the left, just before you get to the Catslab proper, so let's call it 40 feet left of Pussy and Unknown.

    Protection 

    6 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor with rings.


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    By Will Handy
    May 9, 2017

    Very fun. Too bad it's so short! Slightly slippery layback start that transitions into interesting mantels and solid underclings.
    By Rachel Disselkamp
    May 17, 2017
    rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

    Mantel Heaven! Definitely the best route of the three in this area.

    Breaks down into about 3 tricky boulder moves with good rests between each. Clip stances are well-placed. I found the start (layback) to be the most challenging, and since it's so new, you got to be creative with it.

    One of my first outdoor leads in the 5.10 range - solid.
    By Ben D.
    From: Colorado
    May 27, 2017
    rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

    The first time I climbed this I thought getting on the climb was about 10b/c. Did it a second time on TR and tried a different sequence and it was much easier, probably 10a. Fun climbing, fairly sustained, and thoughtfully protected, but pretty short. It would be a 3-4 star route if it were twice as long. It's worth doing at least once if you're in the area.
    By Dave Clark 5.10
    From: Golden, CO
    Jun 1, 2017
    rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

    A quirky cat. Good in its weirdness.

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