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Once Upon A Climb T 
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Starfire (Yo-Yo) 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 180'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: TR: Michael Macklin FFA: Michael Hartrich, Joe Cote 9/75
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Submitted By: John Halupowski on May 19, 2013

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Sustained face climbing up a beautiful slab to a finger crack.

P.1 Up shallow left facing flake past two pitons up towards a large pine tree. 5.8 60'

P.2 Face climb past 5 bolts to a right slanting finger crack and onto Three Birches. 5.11b 120'


Begin 30' left of the Three Birches right facing arch.


Draws and small pro

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By john strand
From: southern colo
May 20, 2013

An interesting variation finish that has been tr's but not bolted (to my knowledge) is to avoid the finishing crack and go straight up the slab..11C ? and pretty sustained, maybe 30' or so
Paul Niland back in the EB days
By Lisa Boldini
Jul 11, 2015

As a slab lover, I really enjoyed this route. Similar to Ego Trip, but the crack escape at the top provides some relief and makes it much more possible to send than the super sustained Ego Trip. (Although after a 45-min long slab battle on lead, I almost fell out of the crack!) The bolt spacing at the bottom gets the heart pumping, but if you like hard slab I highly recommend this infrequently done climb.
By john strand
From: southern colo
Jul 12, 2015

Because all the bolts were rap placed and in the wrong spots ????

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