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Rhythm & Blues 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Todd Swain and Patty Furbush, April 1985
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Jul 28, 2006

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the wafer-thin flake and tiny pro on Rhythm & Blue...


an excellent fingertip lieback on superb rock


This is a short route, starting well up and right from the other climbs on the formation.


thin gear

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By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Jan 20, 2011

Closer to 20 feet than to 40.
By Will S
From: Joshua Tree
Jan 20, 2011

You'll only get two or three pieces in, but I think I placed two blue aliens, so double up on the small stuff. Anchor takes tips to 1". Crux is not snapping off the edge of the flake where its wafer thin.
By Richard Shore
Nov 4, 2012

Short but fierce! After getting a solid #1TCU down low and a bomber #0 a few feet higher, you have to punch it through the upper half. I was unable to find a stance to place gear fom, and subsequently was looking at a bad fall. The difficult section is prob only 20' until easier terrain.

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