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The Apprentice 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Dougald MacDonald on Sep 1, 2008

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This has fun climbing along an intermittent crack-seam, with positive face holds. We thought the lower crux was as hard as the upper boulder problem, and the route seemed about 5.10d overall (staying out of the upper crack). You can place a bomber small wire at the start if the traverse to the first bolt spooks you.


12 QDs, #3 or 4 nut for start.

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Contemplating the twin cracks.

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By Curt Hokanson
Jun 15, 2011
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Solid climbing with a tricky twin crack in the middle. Enjoyable warm up for Protege!
By Tzilla Rapdrilla
Jul 25, 2011

Anchor upgraded 2011 courtesy of the ASCA, please show them your support.
By Dylan Thomas TX
Oct 12, 2015

Stellar little climb! Really interesting movement, awesome rock, and well bolted. I'd say 5.10c sounds about right. All the lines at this crag seemed a little soft but are all more than worth doing. Great job on the lines, y'all!
By the schmuck
From: Albuquerque, NM
Jun 19, 2017
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

There is no traverse to the first bolt, and I have no clue where you could place a nut before the first bolt. A line of edges starts right below the bolt. Very fun line. 12 bolts and anchors.
From: Denver Colorad
Jul 5, 2017

Huh, that's funny. I placed the nut before the first bolt and remember saying WOW that is a bomber, textbook, nut placement. Not totally necessary if you climb the grade, but I warmed up on this, so I placed it as it's not simple for the first move of the day. The bolt is close enough to easily stick clip if you don't have the nut and are not feeling it. Great route for starting of the day!!!

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