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Pat's Blue Ribbon 

YDS: 5.13- French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E7 6c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.13- French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E7 6c [details]
FA: P. Kingsbury, A. Klaarstrom, Alf Randall spring 2009
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: TomKingsbury on May 21, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Looking down at the 'Blue Ribbon'

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A steep finger splitter that goes through a roof at the start, changes cracks at a fracture, and has a crux sequence from the pod to the arete.


north face of the optimator, always shady. 5 minutes lookers right of the 'optimator' route.


mostly yellow and grey aliens, yellow C3 helpful and a blue alien (or 2) towards the top. rap from chains

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Rock Climbing Photo: Down low on the 'Blue Ribbon'
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By TomKingsbury
May 21, 2009

crux action...
By m-earle
From: USA
May 28, 2009

Good fucking find man! looks amazing. I'll have to check that out.
By Patrick Kingsbury
Jul 28, 2010

Hope you do check it out Mason!! Its a hell of a line, and would not have gone with out Andres figuring out the crux beta!!! Thanks again Andres!!!!
By Corona
Oct 18, 2012

What a beaut!
By hkennedy
Apr 12, 2014

This rig is awesome! Really nice fingers to a great boulder problem -- one of the best new routes in the Creek!!
By Aaron Livingston
From: Yosemite Valley, CA
Nov 13, 2015
rating: 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b

One of my new favorites!! Nice work guys!

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