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YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Grahm Doe and Brent Webster
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Submitted By: MattMyers on Sep 24, 2013

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Pulling through the roof on Taxidermy.


Climb the huge roof and keep going up the overhanging face.


Right of Groove dynamics and left of liquid gold.


15 permadraws

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Rock Climbing Photo: Eric after the roof.
Eric after the roof.
Rock Climbing Photo: A couple buds enjoying the shade under the classic...
A couple buds enjoying the shade under the classic...
Rock Climbing Photo: Eric on taxi roof!
Eric on taxi roof!

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By John Ericson
From: USA
Jul 23, 2015
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

Stellar climb!

The route starts about two bolts below the ground. I was told that this was pretty easy climbing, in comparison to the bulk of the moves. The original grade is maintained after the rock fall due to the slab rest at the start of the route. From here, it is an endurance battle through the roof and onto the face until one reaches the next slab, where one gets a full recovery rest. 3 final mini cruxes guard the anchors. While none are harder than V3, they are not immediately obvious and tricky enough for one to blow it.

For some reason, it is not uncommon to see folks get shut down on the initial slab section

I know more people that regard this as 13a than I do who call it 12d, although one guy sand bagged me calling it 12c.

FA: Grahm Doe and Brent Webster

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