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Senior Citizens in Space 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: sqwirll on Nov 7, 2007

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Description 

Senior Citizens in Space is the obvious right facing corner. The climbing is consistent with no obvious crux move. Layback up the corner split by a couple of cracks on the left side. The angle lessens as you get higher. One of the best moderates at Index.

Belay at the 2 bolt anchor at top.

Location 

Start 20' to the right of Battered Sandwich.

Descent:

Rappel from the 2 bolt anchor.

Protection 

Heavy on finger sized cams. Gear to 2". Save a few small pieces for the top.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Jeff M. in the upper jam section of Senior Citizen...
Jeff M. in the upper jam section of Senior Citizen...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeff M. on the layback section of Senior Citizens ...
Jeff M. on the layback section of Senior Citizens ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Casey leading
Casey leading
Rock Climbing Photo: Ben pulling through the upper section of Senior Ci...
Ben pulling through the upper section of Senior Ci...
Rock Climbing Photo: View from the summit.
View from the summit.
Rock Climbing Photo: View from the summit and new anchors.
View from the summit and new anchors.
Rock Climbing Photo: Rapping down.
Rapping down.
Rock Climbing Photo: With such gripping rock and easy protection, runni...
With such gripping rock and easy protection, runni...
Rock Climbing Photo: The right facing corner of Senior Citizens. The ar...
BETA PHOTO: The right facing corner of Senior Citizens. The ar...
Rock Climbing Photo: Josh
Josh
Rock Climbing Photo: Josh on Senior Citizens in Space (5.8).
Josh on Senior Citizens in Space (5.8).

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By sqwirll
From: Las Vegas
Apr 15, 2008

We cleaned the route on 3/22/08. It was still a little wet on 4/11/08.
By Brian Hench
From: Costa Mesa, CA
Jun 15, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This is a really good route! It's the best 5.8 I've climbed and the best 5.8 at Index. For me the crux was where it steepens near the top, because there was a lot of debris in the crack and that made it a little hard to get jams.
By will the cam yarder
Jun 26, 2010

the crux for me was definitely getting into the corner system. after that the climb is a cruise. one of the best leads i've done anywhere!
By Korrigan
Sep 29, 2012

Nice route. Could be a 5.8 move getting onto it but from there it's pretty easy. Upper section is quality but not harder than 5.6.
By JRD
Jul 20, 2015

Bring lots of 0.75s! Excellent route.