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Swamp Thing 

YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: John Long, Matt Oliphant, Mike Draper 1999
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Submitted By: steple on Jul 8, 2011

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A battle in the shade all the way to the top

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Start down low if the water allows. Climb up on pockets and be careful not to fall into the boulder behind you. Once you reach the arete higher up the climbing gets easier.


Upstream end of Lean To Boulders.


5 bolts, bolted anchor. Spotter for the rock behind you.

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By John Long
Aug 10, 2013

This route is probably 5.13. Because the route is in a river bed, the rock is absoultely diamond hard. Grat, powerful moves at the bottom. One of the best tech routes in the park.
By Fjurte Van Mjurgles
Oct 30, 2013
rating: 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a

Who fluffs their own routes? I would say more like 11 c/d. Did it on a bet, not worth the hike in.
By Waveclimb
From: LA, CA
Oct 30, 2013

... One of the first people to climb 5.12 in the country...

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