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Space Invaders 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Tristan Higbee and Christian Burrell
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Christian "crisco" Burrell on Jul 12, 2008

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Reaching for a small two finger pocket just below ...


Perhaps the best line on the whole wall!
Steep climbing on the right side of a little tree. The second bolt is a bit hard to clip. It's a good idea to pre-hang this draw (easy when lowering off the routes to either side). If you do, it will make the start feel much easier. Small crimps, a somewhat hidden slopey pinch and some pockets lead to a really good slab. After you clip bolt #4, make a leftward shuffle (using a pocket) to a HUGE (I mean humongous!) hold and relief.


7 bolts and chains

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Rock Climbing Photo: Grabbing the neat sloper pinch at the second bolt.
BETA PHOTO: Grabbing the neat sloper pinch at the second bolt.
Rock Climbing Photo: DK enjoying the small pockets as he moves left twa...
DK enjoying the small pockets as he moves left twa...

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By Tristan Higbee
From: Ogden, UT
Jul 12, 2008

Check out that awesome black and orange limestone at the start! Great line on stellar rock! Long reaches to small crimps and pockets characterizes the lower half of the route, while the upper half is easy, juggy slab climbing.
By Clay Allred
From: Moab UT
Jul 31, 2008

Really enjoyed this route the second time. My onsight was blown by going left at the first bolt, but I nailed it my second go. Just stay right :)
By aclimberdude
May 1, 2009

Fun stuff. I liked it a lot.
By Tyson
From: Salt lake city, ut
Oct 1, 2011

Different strokes for different folks but I didn't love this route or Milky Way. For some reason I really prefer the routes at Tatooine. Both of these seemed really sharp and crimpy.
By Jeremy Lubkin
From: Boulder, CO
3 days ago
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Must be missing something. The very friable rock on the lower section detracted too much to me.

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