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Path to Enlightenment 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Mike Freebourne/tim naylor
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Submitted By: tim naylor on Aug 23, 2007

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Stick clip a high first bolt and go up the steep roof on dark rock. Continue through a crack to horizontal. Cut left and go up an open book to the anchor. Pumpy, sharp, and reachy! There is also a new .12c to right of this route called Letting Go.


To right of Fang Shui and left of Letting Go. Look for a high first bolt to an overhanging crack.


four bolts to anchor

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By Michael Swartz
Nov 23, 2013

As of October 2013, 4th bolt (I think) had a big chalked X on it, as well as several large holds around it. Unclear if the rock the bolt is in is actually bad, but seems likely.
By George Perkins
From: The Dungeon, NM
Jun 15, 2015
rating: 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b

A link-up/variation splits off left after the 2nd bolt, passing an independent 3rd bolt, linking into Fang Shui. (I didn't know which 3rd bolt to climb to.)

Didn't notice an issue with the 4th bolt as mentioned above, but didn't look very hard though.

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