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Pile Driver 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Eric Candee
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Submitted By: Chris Dawson on Jun 11, 2001

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Description 

This is the furthest left route in the Skull Cave. Follows the blocky corner on the edge of the cave. Steep and sustained, it is a good warm-up for the rest of the cave. Worth doing if you're in the area, but not fantastic. The last clip is kind of hard.

Protection 

Five bolts to 2 bolt anchor.


Photos of Pile Driver Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Kayte Knower warms up in the shade on Pile Driver.
Kayte Knower warms up in the shade on Pile Driver.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeff pinching his way upward.
Jeff pinching his way upward.
Rock Climbing Photo: Guess I'll go with the silhouette climber theme, t...
Guess I'll go with the silhouette climber theme, t...
Rock Climbing Photo: Dana on Pile Driver.
Dana on Pile Driver.
Rock Climbing Photo: Johnny.
Johnny.
Rock Climbing Photo: Johnny MacKinnon near the anchors.
Johnny MacKinnon near the anchors.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeff on Pile Driver.
Jeff on Pile Driver.

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By Anonymous Coward
May 22, 2003

Well, you can do super-dooper Pile Driver and go Morrison Steaze and create an imaginary line that you can use foot holds below. 5.11b++.
By 426
Apr 20, 2008

Traverse in from the Wasteland and it's 5.12e..."Dwindlin' Greenbacks."
By adrenalated
From: Denver, CO
Aug 5, 2009

The guidebook description of "polished and ugly, but undeniably good fun" is pretty much spot on.
By Henry Nadell
From: carbondale CO.
Sep 13, 2010

Lots of edges, but a lot of fun.
By Crag Dweller
From: New York, NY
Sep 24, 2010

Beware of permadraws on this route. I climbed the route in '09, took a fall above the 3rd bolt, and realized the dogbone on that permadraw was worn out to the point of being stretched and frayed.
By Martin Harris
Sep 24, 2011
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Most steep 11 I have ever seen. It's what you think Rifle should be: polished, steep as hell, but still way fun.