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The Good, The Bad, and the Potash 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Sam and Sandy Lightner
New Route: Yes
Season: all
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Submitted By: Sam Lightner, Jr. on Jun 1, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: The Good, The Bad, and the Potash

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  • Description 

    We put this up yesterday. Climb the perfect handcrack that is Potash Bonghit, then traverse left on good edges (for Potash) that don't all aim the way you'd like. It was gonna be much longer, but something important broke... so its stopped as is.

    Location 

    This route climbs the handcrack and face between Static Cling and Skeletonic.

    Protection 

    Four #3 friends and 3 quickdraws.


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    By Greg D
    From: Here
    Oct 15, 2009
    rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

    Fun movement on good rock. Just wish it were a bit longer.
    By Cody Ferguson
    From: Durango, CO
    Mar 26, 2010

    Great climb. The starting crack (same as Potash Bong Hit) is pure fun and then the face moves out left are sustained, delicate, and beautiful. I guessed 5.11 b/c--glad to see others agree.
    By Kevin Gillest
    From: Arvada, CO
    Oct 14, 2013

    Great route, seems like it might have lost a foot for the initial traverse from the crack onto the face. The opening moves on the face seem harder than 11 b/c, considering the cross through and lack of feet.
    By aparnas
    Dec 15, 2016
    rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

    Outstanding sequence! Short, sharp, and full value after the initial 'bong hit' start. If the face climbing up top leaves you craving more, head over to Knapping With The Alien - the longer, more difficult version.
    By Andrew Gerald Thaller
    Apr 1, 2017
    rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a

    I used BD Yellow 2's plus 1 #3 in the start. #3's seemed tight.

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