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Sin after Sin 

YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c [details]
FA: Ed Strang, Fred Berman
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Grindrite on Oct 11, 2014

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Ed Strang nearing the end of the crux.


Cli[p the first 2 bolts of the unnamed arete and continue up slightly overhanging crimps. Pull through the technical crux to gain the upper prow. Perfect rock sustained climbing and great position combine for another 4 star route in the Grotto.


This route starts the unnamed arete just left of Tweak Fuck.


This route has a total of 8 bolts and a fixed anchor.

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By Grindrite
May 2, 2014

Currently there is a project left of Tweak, it's bolted and has a red tag. I was hoping to send it this spring but was set back with an elbow injury. My hope is to get it done this coming fall. if someone feels this is unethical please contact me before you send it. If nothing else I would like to get some photos of the first ascent.
By Jason Halladay
From: Los Alamos, NM
May 3, 2014

Not unethical at all when you put the effort into establishing the line. I hope your elbow continues to feel better so you can get back on the route.
By Grindrite
Oct 13, 2014

No longer a project. Ed Strang onsighted it. Sin after Sin 13a.
By DisturbingThePeace
From: Denver, CO
Apr 13, 2015

Fun route and a nice mix of technical and powerful climbing. I ended up hanging a 4' draw from the last bolt so I could clip before the crux. I couldn't clip the last bolt directly until I was above it on jugs and much easier climbing.

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