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The Apple Bites Back 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
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Submitted By: Jesse Ryan on May 4, 2001

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Kyle Peterson just below the crux.


This is also located on Contest Wall about 7 routes and 80 feet past Porkus Non Grata. Easy climbing to a high first bolt leads one to the business - nice technical climbing up the clean face. The pump will build, so certainly milk any rests you can find as you work towards the anchors.


7 bolts to 2 bolt anchor.

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By David Benson
May 5, 2003

While "The Apple Bites Back" is a nice route, I wouldn't give it three stars. I think its a one star route, that's very long (by Shelf standards, especially the Contest Wall) so perhaps two stars. The route is fairly continuous, but no single moves feels like 11c (more like 11a to me).

The second bolt is poorly placed (typical of Shelf old-school). If you fell clipping the second bolt it could be ugly, but the moves are pretty easy.
From: chatfield lake ,co
Sep 29, 2009
rating: 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a

Sweet route!!!!! 5 stars in my book, perfect rock with nice moves. #0.5 cam for the ledge before the 2nd bolt was perfect or if you're over six feet, you can tickle your draw into the hanger.
By Brandon Schirm
From: colorado springs, co
Nov 3, 2009

I thought the second bolt was fine. If you get scared by a 5.6 move to get to it, then bring a cam because the fall would be close to dirt. This route rocks and never has a line to get on it, nice!
By brat
Apr 30, 2013

Second bolt would be pretty scary if you're 5'3" like me. You'd have to pull some committing moves with ground fall potential. I was happy to be on toprope for this one.
By lucas dietrich
Jan 12, 2015

Despite the slab start and funky beginning to the upper headwall, the technical and rather sustained climbing culminating in a crux near the top makes this climb an overlooked gem. Great movement up top when the pump is building. Give it as many stars as you'd like, but I will definitely climb this again.

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