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YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, Chipped, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Pete Zoller
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Submitted By: Peter Beal on Jan 1, 2001

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Climb drilled finger pockets up the center of the cave. It is short and powerful with poor footholds. Check out the extension Predator X (13b) for more chipped pocket action.


4-5 bolts.

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By Anonymous Coward
Sep 27, 2002

I think the extension (Predator X) is more like 13a. I know it's just a drilled route so who cares, but just thought I'd throw in my 2 cents.
By Andy Mauk
May 27, 2003

This route is great, even though the holds have been drilled. The beta for the crux is to do a foot hand match on the jug and then go to the mono.
By Ben Ryan
Jun 19, 2003

Nope! Andy's wrong. Jug by the third bolt right, crank up to the two finger pocket left, hit the mono right, then grab the good jug left.
By Zach Allen
Feb 13, 2006

Manufactured "routes" get no stars.
By Ken Cangi
From: Eldorado Springs, CO
Sep 11, 2007
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

It is manufactured, but it climbed okay.
By Phoenix
From: louisville, colorado
Jul 23, 2008

Fun route, burly overhanging till the last moves. Figure 4s and some big reach lock-offs. Basically no feet with rigid footwear, but the pockets are deep and solid. Accuracy is key, and look for the bat hang(s).
From: Golden
Apr 7, 2016

Anybody know anything about starting on Predator and traversing into Express Yourself?

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