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Strike It Rich 

YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Karl Kiser, Bryan Pletta, Noah Monagle & Tina Nenoff, Fall 2013
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Karl Kiser on Sep 30, 2013

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Strike It Rich, FA


Climb a hand crack and face up to the first bolt, the next section (the crux) trending left requires several small cams in small cracks to the second bolt. Step right and again climb up past the third bolt, then trend right to the fourth bolt on the way to the anchor. There is a super stopper placement below some blocky handholds on the way to the fourth bolt. Don't pass up gear placements.


Climb starts at the toe about ten yards downhill of Paydirt in a hand sized crack. Rap the route.


Gear and bolts. Take a light rack: small to medium wires to a black Metolius cam (an additional gold Camalot can protect the start), three blue Metolius cams are useful in the small cracks, many standard trad draws. Bolts and chains at the top.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Part the face climbing, the climb sort of follows ...
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Strike It Rich, FA

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By Mia A
Jun 30, 2015
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Beta: I started the climb directly under the roof visible in the pictures and went straight up to the painted first bolt near the roof.
By Kerr Adams
From: Albuquerque, NM
Aug 23, 2017
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

This is pretty fun climb! I found purple TCU's to work better in the thin crack after the first bolt. Blue TCU's do work but the purple cams can get in a little deeper.
By Ben Burnett
From: Colorado
Sep 4, 2017
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Nice addition to HitW. Good rock and enjoyable movement. Bolts (including anchors) were helpful but not always where I wanted them, and the second has to do the cruxes after unclipping them - facing significant swing potential on the traverses.

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