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The Homesteader 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Anderson, Leitner, Rolofson, 1998
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Oct 29, 2001

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  • Description 

    In the middle of the alcove on the far left side of the Solar Dome is an inverted V-slot. The Homesteader fires up the slot to gain a system of huge holds for a jug haul kick. The single hardest move at 5.11d comes right off the deck passing the first clip. After that, climbing is probably not much harder than 5.9 or 5.10. The stone is good, the holds are unbelivable, and the wall turns out to be very steep - if only there were several hundred more feet of the same climbing! The Homesteader is a fine addition to the crag and a nice cool down buzz for the end of the day.

    Protection 

    Eight draws and a rope.


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    By Meredith DB
    From: Boulder, CO
    Apr 19, 2010

    The lower jug haul on this route is lots of fun, but I am puzzled about how to pull the upper bulge right above the ledge. It seemed quite a bit harder than 11d. What am I missing?
    By Jay Eggleston
    From: Denver
    Apr 19, 2014

    Unless you are really tall, the first clip on this is hard to reach.
    By Mark Rolofson
    Mar 15, 2017
    rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

    This climb has two starts using the same bolts. Left of the first bolt using the jug & thin crack is .11a. Right of the first bolt on the arete is .11d. There are 6 bolts / 2 bolt anchor. The left start is the more common start.

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