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Special Forces 

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

Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c [details]
FA: Paul Turecki, Kirsten Kremer
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
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Submitted By: Nick Weicht on Aug 18, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Special Forces is the left most cave route.


P1. 5.13a. 9 Bolts, 2 Bolt Anchor. Special Forces starts on top of large blocks that have a small cave under them. The first bolt is located 8' high. Climb up sloping holds on a extremely difficult, overhanging face trending right on the well sewed up bolt line. Pull through a notch to gain a ledge then move straight up to gain the first anchor 55' up the wall.

P2. 5.10c. 10 Bolts, 2 Bolt Anchor. Climb up the ramp left of the first anchor. Follow bolts under the roof to reach the second belay.

P3. 5.12a. Climb right from the anchor into a corner chimney and follow this up some run out bolts where gear can be used. This feature will lead to a final anchor shared with Dreams Never End.


This route is located 56' left of the pullup bar and is the left most route in the main amphitheater. Start on large blocks above a small cave.


P1 9 Bolts, 2 Bolt Anchor
P2 10 Bolts, 2 Bolt Anchor
P3 9 Bolts, Gear to 2", 1 Bolt+1 Tree Anchor

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By C. Williams
From: the Climber Cave
Aug 21, 2014

The second pitch has some of the best stone on the wall.

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