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Pain Check 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Bill Boyle, 1990
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Submitted By: Michael Kimm on Oct 1, 2007

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Pain Check. One of the better 12a's at Red Rock.

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Sustained technical climbing; moves get harder and rests get worse as you go. Crux just after the fourth bolt, followed by a thin and pumpy push to bolt number five. Shares and anchor with Good Mourning (The Burrito). An excellent climb and hard for the grade.


5 bolts to chains.

Photos of Pain Check Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The rest jug.
The rest jug.
Rock Climbing Photo: Final crux sequence
Final crux sequence
Rock Climbing Photo: Very fun movement throughout this climb.
Very fun movement throughout this climb.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ed enter the crux of the aptly named Pain Check.
Ed enter the crux of the aptly named Pain Check.

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By Darren in Vegas
From: Las Vegas, NV
Apr 21, 2014

By Euan Cameron
From: Mammoth Lakes
Apr 18, 2017
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Sustained, with long moves between good holds.
By MN norske
From: Henderson
May 23, 2017

Third and fourth bolt are spinners. Didn't look like they would come out if you whipped on them because I did multiple times. Just a heads up. This route should get glue ins due to its popularity.

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