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Speak in English 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  TR, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Aaron Hobson on Feb 28, 2006

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Just to the left of El Diablo is another beautiful line. The crux is right at the start and a conveniently located boulder makes for great photo ops. Sustained climbing all the way up, this climb is well worth the visit.


One advantage that this climb has over its neighbor is the ease at which the top-rope bolt anchors are reached. Simply walk around to the back-side of the formation and peer through a break in the rock wall and you will be looking down from the top of the climb. The bolt anchors are within arms reach when you sit on top of a 7ft high rock shoulder.

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Rock Climbing Photo: speak in english
speak in english
Rock Climbing Photo: Kenny pulling the low crux on Speak in English.
Kenny pulling the low crux on Speak in English.
Rock Climbing Photo: Speak in English!
Speak in English!
Rock Climbing Photo: Tom Schuster working the crux
Tom Schuster working the crux

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By cuclimbing
From: Las Cruces
Nov 26, 2008

I just climbed "Speak in English" a few days ago, and the upper section is feeling a lot looser than it has in the past. Also a solid hold, a plate size about 20cm x 20cm x 3cm, about half way up broke under my weight of 65kg...
By Forrest Wilcox
From: Las Cruces, NM
Feb 25, 2012
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

great climb

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