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Resident Evil 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Jay Lena 2005
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Submitted By: Tom Bowker on Nov 2, 2011

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Ernie (dad) high up on the route... this shows why...

Description 

A must do route. Cracks, a chimney and some thin face climbing to anchor. Start below and right of the giant blocks and climb past 2 bolts into the chimney. Exit right and pumpy climbing leads past bolts and horizontal cracks to a cresendo finish.
A variation is to climb right before the chimney to a hand crack that rejoins the regular route.

Location 

50 ft right of "The Stack" below a prominent chimney formed by the giant blocks

Protection 

Bolts and standard rack.


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Rock Climbing Photo: torie figuring out how to make this big reach with...
torie figuring out how to make this big reach with...
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torie on the beginning of the route...
Rock Climbing Photo: my dad picking his way through some spectacular lo...
my dad picking his way through some spectacular lo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Resident Evil and the hand crack variation.
Resident Evil and the hand crack variation.

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By Eli
From: Lives in a truck
Oct 26, 2015
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

I cannot even begin to say how incredible this route is. It has been one of the most spectacular and full value pitches of my life. It definitely clocks in at 5.10++, all I can say really is DO THIS ROUTE.
By Jay Morse
From: Hooksett, New Hampshire
Aug 22, 2017

Amazing movement! That crux sequence is as good as it gets, and the thin face climbing up top with all that exposure is unforgettable.

Gear beta:
This is basically a sport climb, with only 2 or 3 required pieces of gear which are very easy to place from good stances and are bomber. Grab a BD #3 or #2, #0.3, and #1 (in the order that they are used) or equivalent sizes and a bunch of quickdraws and go for it!

If you place the big cam to protect the move up into the chimney, you should reach down and back-clean it after clipping the bolt.
By ndchu
Aug 27, 2017
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

As of today, there is a small wasp next in the hand jam to the left of the second bolt after exiting the chimney. You can do the move to the right of the bolt (a bit long of a move) to avoid using this hold. If you use the edge of the hold, the wasps seem fine. If you stuff your hand in there, they buzz angrily.

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