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Rhythm and Bolts 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Jesse James on Mar 21, 2006

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Rhythm and Bolts

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This slab route starts near the far right side of the blues cliff. The crux comes at the last two bolts on some slippery holds, but there are some hard moves lower down as well. Luckily you get a good rest before the crux. The top is wet occasionally.


This route ends at two obvious chains hanging on the under side of a giant roof. It is just left of an obvious, bolted, left-facing corner climb called Color of Pain.


6 bolts to chains

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By Ol Toby
From: CA
Aug 14, 2013
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

Bring a brush, this slab feels hard at the grade when covered in pine needles, dust, and moss. Several different cruxes, including one at the bottom that could lead to a ledge fall if the belayer isn't alert. The climbing gets better towards the top, including a powerful/balancey finish.
By Jon Nelson
From: Bellingham, WA
Aug 14, 2013

I agree that the bottom needs to be kept clean. Earlier this year, I slid off the first crux layback (seemed really hard!), though was caught before hitting the ledge. It was a hard catch though, enough to injure a rib ligament and keep me out of climbing for about two months.

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