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Squeeze Play 

YDS: 5.12b/c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.12b/c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Mike Dahlberg
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Submitted By: Kris Gorny on May 18, 2006

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Squeeze Play is a beefed up version of "Start of Something Good" which, due to cool movement on its upper 2/3rds, should perhaps be named "Start of Something Even Better". It combines the difficult initial moves of "Start of Something Good" with, immediately after, a harder crux of its own: a traverse right on small slopers ending in a good mail-slot jug. The heinous moves are well-worth it though, because what follows is arguably the best 5.11 face climbing Red Wing has to offer. Did you like climbing the upper part of "Start of Something Good"? Well, in case you did, this one is more difficult, more sustained, more fun. Never mind the loose rock -- the moves are killer! Go, suffer through the first three bolts if only to experience the joy of climbing up higher. A great alternative on crowded days at Winter Wall: there's hardly anybody ever on this route.


Bolts. The route shares anchors with "Start of Something Good"

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By Kiri Namtvedt
From: Minneapolis, MN
Apr 9, 2008

I believe this shares anchors with Start of Something Good, and shares the crux start. After the first bolt this route angles to the right, and the crux just continues to the third bolt. Tricky moves to a big jug.
After that it eases up a bit, but the climbing remains great - small pockets, then bigger pockets, some overhanging pockets, and finally it joins with the end of Start of Something Good on sharp but positive holds.
By Brandonbus
Jun 6, 2010
rating: 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

This route starts on the raised pedistal using the same holds as "Start of something good" and then traverses right through a hard sloping crux to a brief rest before embarking on sustained 5.11moves over fairly loose rock before meeting back up with "Start of something good" at the anchors. Likely a 5.12b/c.

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