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The Big D 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Steve McCorkel, Matt Flach
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 284
Submitted By: morkel on Apr 18, 2015

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Big Matt wrestling with The Big D.


This is an alternative final pitch to Funky Gold Patina.

Start on the large ledge with the final, north-facing crack of FGP for a move or two. Stretch out left, and clip the first of two bolts. Continue left and upward with crimps and friction feet to an intersection with a vertical crack. Climb this to an insecure top section (it's possible to continue left at the intersection, but the climbing is not as good).

Make a gear belay or use the belay/rappel bolts for Neighsayer.


Two bolts, small and medium cams, and medium/large stoppers.

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By Ken Duncan
From: Ft Collins, CO
May 23, 2016
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Great route, it's not over when you get to the crack!

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