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YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Ken Trout, Kirk Miller, Rick Leitner
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Submitted By: david goldstein on Jul 6, 2002  with updates from Kirk Miller

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    This is located between Animal Instinct and Evolution Revolution at upper AW. It features unstrenuous, technical slab and arete work. There are cruxes by bolts 4 & 6.

    Rolofson rates it 12a, Rossiter 11d. I find it overall about as difficult as Animal Magnetism (11c), though a different sort of climbing.


    9 bolts + anchors.

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    By Dan Levison
    From: Boulder, CO
    Aug 15, 2002

    This is a great climb w/ a persnickety crux on slabby, slippery granite. The final moves are exciting and somewhat unprotected on chicken heads leading up to the anchor. Definitely technical, the pump factor isn't a issue due to some good rests.
    By Richard M. Wright
    From: Lakewood, CO
    Jun 19, 2003
    rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

    Interesting, thin, and technical footwork. Moves are not 5.12, and the lower crux seemed a tad more difficult than the upper. Perfect rock, well protected and interesting. Think thin.
    By Rob Bailey
    Mar 20, 2009
    rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

    To me this root felt every bit of 5.12. The bottom crux alone, unless I am missing some beta, brought it up to this grade for me. Add the top crux, even with the good rest, and I think that this deserves to be an Animal World 12. Make sure that the sun isn't too hot when you go for the redpoint. Like Animal Instinct, sweaty hands and slimy, hot rock will kill you on this route.
    By Jesse Huey
    Apr 23, 2010

    I left an Ipod Nano here yesterday April 23rd 2010.... If you found it, would you please please get in touch with me... you will get infinite Karma points! 4252680126.

    By Kevin Neilson
    From: Boulder
    Oct 2, 2010

    The first crux at bolt 5 is thin but all there. After clipping bolt 5, throw to the arete on the left, lower but better than the slopers above. The second crux at bolt 7 may be the more difficult. The last bit to the anchors is a bit tense, because you're off to the left and above a bulge.
    By climberboy228 Romano
    May 18, 2014

    I was on this route once or twice a couple years ago but didn't have any real recollection of it today. So, technically it wasn't an onsight, but practically it was. As such, it would be my first 12 onsight according to MP consensus standards. Super hard, slabby moves including some micro edges, technical feet, traversing, arete moves including an arete bump, etc. AWESOME!!! The first real crux comes when exiting the ledge and traversing left onto micros, feet and hands. Going to the anchors, immediately following the 2nd crux, you gotta keep it together mentally, because you finish by going to the left after the final clip.

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