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Summer Fling  

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Andrew Sletto
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Andrew Sletto on Mar 12, 2016

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  • Description 

    Start up the ramp after a short scramble on a flat dirt-covered ledge. Start just below the sloping ledge and to the right of Skimbleshanks. Trend right and up into the dihedral, and pull out just right of the roof. Head back left of a small bush, and continue up past four more bolts to a two-bolt anchor.


    This is right of Skimbleshanks and left of Old Deuteronomy.


    12 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor. A #3 could be used before the first bolt, as you traverse above the ramp. It is definitely a little exposed on easier terrain to the first bolt. Use a 70m rope, and set a couple directional draws above and below the roof for the follower.

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    By Jay Eggleston
    From: Denver
    Jun 17, 2016
    rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

    I thought this was a little more difficult than Crystal Cat, the other new 9+ on the wall. It is a good route and the climbing is good. It is nice to have a #3 Camalot as there is exposure at the bottom.
    By Chip Loomis
    Jul 23, 2016
    rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

    Great middle section. Tricky moves through the dihedral, with transition to slab climbing on the face. I need to go back and climb it again because I was thinking 5.10A. The rest of the route is mostly below grade
    By Ben D.
    From: Colorado
    Aug 12, 2016
    rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

    A great addition to Catslab! I've been looking at that dihedral to the right of Skimbleshanks for years, wondering if it would go on gear, but the pro seemed iffy. Thanks for finally bolting it! The middle section (crux) seemed on par with MacCavity in terms of grade, just a few more moves in the crux. FYI, we clipped the first bolt of Skimbelshanks to protect the traverse in the beginning.

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