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Take Five 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Joe Huggins, Tim Hudgel, 1992
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Jan 11, 2004

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    On the tier below the The Radlands of Infinity slab and a bit to the West (visible in the Blob Rock photograph), is a short wall with four routes on it. Take Five is the bolted line that follows the arete on the right. The route is tricky, crimpy, spooky, and continuous. It feels its best when it is over, and only in hindsight seems like a fine line. Personally, I did not find an easy move on it. While it has a 5.12 crux between clips two and three, nearly every move felt like tenuous 5.11. Two feet from the anchor it still tossed up a hard move. If it was longer, it would certainly get three stars.


    Half a dozen draws and a short rope.

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    By Joe Huggins
    From: Grand Junction
    Jan 18, 2004

    I'm surprised to see the 12a rating on this; I called it 11c when we did it. Perhaps a return is in order.
    By Richard M. Wright
    From: Lakewood, CO
    Jan 19, 2004

    It was given 5.12a in Rolofson and that didn't seem too far off.
    By Richard M. Wright
    From: Lakewood, CO
    Jan 21, 2004

    I cross-checked the ratings with Rossiter's guide. He gave Take Five 5.11b, and Rolofson did indeed have it listed at 5.12a - quite a difference. Perhaps splitting the difference would be close, but there may be more than one way to climb the route.
    By Peter Hunt
    Dec 26, 2004
    rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

    I thought this was 12a and a bit scary: it seemed like you could sprain an ankle if you fell between the 2nd and 3rd bolts. It's not a long fall, but there's a slab to hit. Otherwise I thought the route was of very high quality.
    By Mark E Dixon
    From: Sprezzatura, Someday
    Nov 18, 2013
    rating: 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a

    You wouldn't want to fall clipping the third bolt, but I didn't have any problems falling between bolts 2 and 3!

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