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Short Circuit 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: FFA 3/28/93 by Andrew Glasfeld
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Submitted By: another Chad on May 10, 2013

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Chris K. on Short Circuit

Description 

Short Circuit is the furthest right bolted route on Spring Rock. This route has the distinction of the being the easiest sport route at Broughton Bluff (OK, so Risky Business is actually the easiest but you’ll need a rack to get to the start of it).

Relatively easy climbing leads to the first bolt and a decent stance to contemplate the hardest move on the climb. There are a few ways to surmount the first bolt crux. Short climbers have to work a little harder here, though I’'d say the movement is less height dependent than that of Thai Stick. Clip the second bolt and step left for a good shake. Another reachy crux must be negotiated before pulling on to the ramp. Once in the small dihedral, it’'s an easy romp to the anchor.

Short Circuit is…… short! I think, because of its brevity it is given a relatively modest grade, though the moves on it are surprisingly strenuous.

Location 

Right side of Spring Rock

Protection 

2 bolts + fixed anchor (shared with Short Fuse)


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By Micah Klesick
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From: Vancouver, WA
Oct 3, 2014
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Surprisingly hard for a 5.10b. Delicate moves with some strength to finish each crux off.

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