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YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
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Submitted By: Manjushri on Jan 11, 2013

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There is a bouldery move on chocolate patina right off the bat that yields to easier climbing. Depending on height/reach, this route might seem harder or easier than the reported grade.


The left hand route on the wall.


4 bolts to chains.

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Rock Climbing Photo: TR lap on The J Wall
TR lap on The J Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: The boulder problem start
The boulder problem start

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By stevie K
From: Las Vegas, NV
Feb 3, 2014
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

Fun little route! Technical crimping gets in your face right from the start. Bring your footwork for this one.
By Zachary Laschober
Feb 14, 2017

The start is rather horrendous with an immediate crux which is easier the longer your wingspan. After a dozen attempts to stick the sequence off of the ground, the rest was a breeze.
By Hack
Apr 1, 2017
rating: 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a

This is the first 5.12 that I have ever lead outside, the first move is quite tough and has a big reach, after that more moderate 5.10-5.11 climbing leads to the chains. I found this really fun and sticking the first bouldering problem feels great!

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