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Pre-emptive Strike 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: FA: Mark Ryan, Jenny Wagner, J.J., Jared Hancock, Rick Weber
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Submitted By: Adam Leedy on Jun 16, 2009

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Tom about to get into the juggy (super fun) top se...


Pretty tough start. Don't go too far right or the climbing gets easier and not as fun. Pull the the really thin technical start to a technical slab. Climb through several bolts until you reach the steeper jug pulling section to the anchors. Fun line. Bottom felt a little harder than 10c to me but it was we and I had very little skin left on my fingers from two weeks of climbing


this is just to the left of boltergeist


11 bolts and bolted anchors

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By Gif Zafred
From: Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 30, 2010

The first couple moves are 10c. The rest is much much easier. Very fun and long route.
By John Gassel
From: Boston, MA
Jun 4, 2014
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

The top looks like it might be tough, but the jugs are too good!
By jeremy c. cadwell
From: Lakewood, Colorado
Apr 14, 2015

depending on how close you are to the tree i'd rate the starting 15 feet around 5.11a.

if you start by using the crack on your right, the climb is more of a 5.9 or 5.10a throughout. Tough to grade this climb because there are so many ways to send.
By S. Neoh
Oct 26, 2015
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Yeah, agreed; climbing up about three feet to the right of the tree and far away from the fat right crack is .10d/.11a. Super crimpy. Thee rest of the route is super fun and easier, maybe .10b.
By Jacob Sustrich
May 31, 2016
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

So much fun - if you're short on time, definitely pick this over Boltergeist.
By Kim Ran
Jul 16, 2016

Not my favorite climb. Don't get baited into the crack halfway up like I did or you'll have an interesting time....
By Devin McCauley
May 15, 2017
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Seemed reachy my partners were jealous of my height.

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