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Steel Reserve 

YDS: 5.13c French: 8a+ Ewbanks: 30 UIAA: X- ZA: 31 British: E7 7a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.13c French: 8a+ Ewbanks: 30 UIAA: X- ZA: 31 British: E7 7a [details]
FA: Equipped by D. Mabe / P. Rullman, 2011. FFA: Sam Davis, June 2012
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Darren Mabe on Jun 27, 2012

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Description 

Looming over the hobo cave awaits this steely-eyed test-piece. One perfect weakness climbs this extremely overhung face. Start from the obvious rail at the arête and crank through the first of two high-gravity bouldery cruxes. Thin and sharp crimps, pockets, and yes, even a jug or two, pack a punch in just under 60 feet of dacite.

Location 

The overhanging bulletproof face above the hobo cave as you arrive to the Jungle.

Protection 

6 bolts. usually with fixed draws.
stick clip the 1st one or bring a crash pad. Gear in the horizontal crack at the start of Jungle Buzzard can be used to re-direct the belayer for the opening moves.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Eric Deschamps working Steel Reserve...
Eric Deschamps working Steel Reserve...
Rock Climbing Photo: Darren sticking the second crux move Photo credit:...
Darren sticking the second crux move Photo credit:...
Rock Climbing Photo: Eric Deschamps working hard on the project, an exq...
Eric Deschamps working hard on the project, an exq...
Rock Climbing Photo: Matt G. giving Steel Reserve a strong attempt.
Matt G. giving Steel Reserve a strong attempt.
Rock Climbing Photo: A hobo's choice liquor to exit this reality...
A hobo's choice liquor to exit this reality...
Rock Climbing Photo: early attempts on the hobo project
early attempts on the hobo project
Rock Climbing Photo: Setting up for second crux
Setting up for second crux
Rock Climbing Photo: Katch gets started
Katch gets started
Rock Climbing Photo: Satoshi Matsudaira leads Steel Reserve on 8/12/201...
Satoshi Matsudaira leads Steel Reserve on 8/12/201...
Rock Climbing Photo: Eric Deschamps and Steel Reserve.
Eric Deschamps and Steel Reserve.
Rock Climbing Photo: "Steel Reserve"
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By Luke Bertelsen
From: Tucson, AZ
Jul 20, 2015
rating: 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a

This route is every bit of .13c. Awesome moves. Be prepared to get your crimp on.
By Darren Mabe
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Jul 28, 2016

Five years later, I worked on this again with Eric Deschamps, also a new dad, and we both sent this month!