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YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: RMWright, Patrick Burwick, Summer 2015
New Route: Yes
Season: Typical of Mill Creek in general.
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Jun 18, 2015

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Climb out the roof right off the ground on big hands, tricky body position, and powerful movement. The crux is getting established above the second bolt. The middle section is largely moderate, but another crux guards the anchor. The route is listed at 5.11d to square with current consensus, probably close to right.


It is the middle of four bolted routes and just left of the "A-Frame" roof.


Seven quickdraws and something for the double bolt anchor at the top.

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By evan h
From: Denver, CO
Jul 17, 2015
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

This is a fun route with a definite crux pulling the roof. Some clever sequencing and body positioning are key. I'd also recommend stick clipping the second bolt. I'm glad you got this wall polished up, Richard; it's a fun new addition! In the heat, I wouldn't have argued with soft 12a, but with cooler conditions, I'd say it's fair at 11d.
By Richard M. Wright
From: Lakewood, CO
Jul 17, 2015

Agreed, Evan. It was a good contrast with Gato, but very different cruxes. Strong Force is all upper body, Gato is all fingers. I'm on board with 11d.

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