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Swinging Richards 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Kevin McLaughlin, Glen Schuler, 1989
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Submitted By: Stefan Griebel on Apr 26, 2016

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Description 

The bottom 3/4s of this route is 3-stars great. It is very similar to its neighbors to the left and has probably 5.10+ ish climbing.

The top is a 1-move wonder. Once at the roof encounter, the bolt is easy to clip. There are some sharp holds, and a sharp sidepull flake is available to slice up your fingers. Figure out how to use these, get your feet up, and the climb is over.

Location 

As of April 2016:

This is the 2nd route left of the Bonnie & Clyde 3-bolt shorties.

It is the 2nd route right of the Fight or Flight, 5.9+, with the Ushba titanium glue-ins.

Protection 

Draws.


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By Doug Lintz
From: Kearney, NE
Apr 26, 2016

Prepare yourself for some sharp crimping/high stepping at the crux. I tried this years ago and got thoroughly shut down. Not wanting to leave a biner, I traversed left to the 5.10 route, topped that out, and moved back to this route to set a toprope. Leaving a biner would've been the smarter option.

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