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Soldier of Contortion 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Jeff and Kevin Mayhew
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Submitted By: JMo on Dec 18, 2016

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Jason nearing the top of soldier of contortion


If you rap in at cactus corner look for these bolts on your right. This is the rightmost route, climb up about 20 feet to the bolt on your left and the roof slot crux. Then enjoy a few jams and incut holds for 60 more feet. You may want some gear- a #1 Camalot on the right on the way to the first bolt. You could also use a cam or two in the .3,.4,&.5 Camalot sizes if you wanted or if you are feeling saucy a red c3. Use the chains at cc you rapped in on


Last one on the right


Mostly bolts and a few bits of optional gear

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By Sam Thompson
From: Tucson, AZ
Mar 6, 2017
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

A surprisingly great route. A little dirty up to the first bolt, but great rock after that. Roof took a little searching to pull, but after that, it's all 5.7 wandering leftward towards the anchors. Surprisingly fun moves at a few points. A fair amount of space between the bolts, and could be dangerous in a few spots if you decide to not use gear after the start, but I think that gives this easier, longer climb its appeal. 70m rope reaches fine.

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