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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'

RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek MORE INFO >>>


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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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: Moab, UT
Nov 13, 2015
rating: 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b

One of my new favorites!! Nice work guys!

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