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Son Of A Birch 

YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a R

Type:  Trad, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a R [details]
FA: niland/strand/bouchard 83
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Submitted By: john strand on Jul 13, 2008

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I'll skip the ethics around this one since after 25 years, not many people still care and what remains is a very classic and tough route. Awesome pebble climbing on a steep black wall with minimal protection.


Left of 3 Birches see a lonely bolt about 40' up. The crux is above this. Runout on easier angle rock past one more bolt to safety.


a small cam and two bolts - tree belay

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By burlap submariner
May 2, 2011

Call it an oddity but there are two bolts right next to each other on this route, anybody?
By john strand
From: southern colo
May 9, 2011

I'm not sure why JB placed side by sides. I aided up and drilled another, but it got chopped. Really good nugget climbing. Those bolts must be a horror show by now (28 years)

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