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Spinal Tap 

YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Doug Lintz on Jul 24, 2014

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Up in the short lived but serious business

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Follow a slopey rounded dike up and left for a few bolts. Continue straight up on thin reachy crimps and crystals past a couple more bolts to the anchors.


Starts about 20 feet left of Pelican's Dyke.


5 bolts plus chain anchors

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By Doug Lintz
From: Kearney, NE
Jul 24, 2014

Did some crystals break off? I thought the upper section was extremely reachy and difficult for 5.11. IMO probably 5.11d or 5.12a for anyone under 6 feet tall.
By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
Jul 24, 2014

I have not climbed this one but heard from others that the top is quite difficult. Maybe next time out there I'll have to give it a try!
By Brent Kertzman
From: Black Hills, SD
Jul 25, 2014

I could totally see a couple of critical holds disappearing near the top of this route as they seemed to stick out a bit too far. Being of 6"2" stature the moves have always seemed reachy for me.
By SteveZ
From: Denver, CO
Jun 15, 2015
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a

The bottom of this route is awesome. Some sharp hard moves up top that aren't as awesome.
By Jimmy D
From: Rapid City
Apr 3, 2016
rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Too bad this one isn't taller.. sharp and short lived crux, but fun moves nonetheless. I am 5'8" and would not consider this 11d or 12a

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