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The Bird Is the Word 

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

Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 135'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: 8 19 03 tyler p greg m
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Greg Martinez on Sep 4, 2007

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Travis working The Bird is the Word.

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  • Description 

    2 cruxes


    2nd pitch to Melting into the Madness. Uou can do both routes in one pitch with a 70 meter rope. Watch end when lowering.


    8 bolts & anchors

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    By Boissal
    From: Small Lake, UT
    Jun 14, 2012
    rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

    Best route on the wall when combined with Melting Into Madness? Clip the bolt left of the midway belay station and the next couple ones with long runners, no rope drag to speak of.
    By pthomas
    Mar 30, 2013

    Just a heads up, was up there today and the roof of the 2nd pitch has some softball size chunks that are pretty close to popping out. So pull softly and don't step on them.
    By Cassidy Thomas
    From: Salt Lake City, UT
    Sep 9, 2016

    You can rap from the anchors with a 70 meter rope, but it will barely you to the ground, not even to the ground actually— you'll touch down about 5 feet up on that white slab at the base of the climb, from which you can just walk down.

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