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Squat thrust 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a PG13 [details]
FA: Russ Clune and Jeff Morris, 1986
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Submitted By: akline on Jul 20, 2017

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Description 

Start on Broken Sling until you get to the first roof, where you bust out left around the corner to a steep slab. Climb the slab to a small stance below a left-facing corner. From here you have to execute an awkward 5.10+ R boulder problem to get to the good rest stance on the ledge above. This boulder problem is decently protected by small cams, but if you fall, you will most likely slam into the slab below. Once at the upper stance, continue straight up an obvious right-facing corner to a small roof, make a move out right through the roof, and follow a right facing flake system to easier climbing.

I thought that the climbing was super fun and interesting for most of the climb, but the gear is hard to place well.

Location 

The route shares the start of Broken Sling. You'll end up climbing the overhanging orange face up and left that you can see through the trees when standing at the base.

Protection 

Single rack, with some small c3s and small nuts.


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