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The Leg Lifter 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Todd Gordon, Tom Michael & Steve Strong, December 1989
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Submitted By: toddgordon Gordon on Aug 1, 2010

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The Leg Lifter (5.11a), Joshua Tree NP

Description 

This is the zig-zag route which is on the side of the buttress/face that has Erotic City. Personally, I think this is the best route at this small crag. The climbing is reachy, challenging, continuous, interesting, engaging, and exciting. A few of the moves are powerful, and you have to hang in there. The hardest moves may be at the start. At the top, there is a move past a bolt that stumped Hidetaka Suzuki for a few moments; he didn't get it his first try. If you climb at this grade, this is a worthy climb.

Location 

On the right side of the Erotic Dome buttress. The route is easily seen from the road, and not far from the road.

Protection 

There are a few fixed things (bolts, piton, and there used to be a fixed stopper near the top too;..I bet it's gone; it didn't seem too "fixed".) I think there is now an anchor on top, but not from the FA team.


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By toddgordon Gordon
From: Joshua Tree, California
May 21, 2011

The Leg Lifter is better than Erotic City.....even though on MP, it gets less stars....go see for yourself....that is because Blitzo gave Erotic City ***.....this is all Blitzo's fault........
By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Mar 28, 2012

4 bolts plus a decent head to an anchor, no pin in sight. Powerful low and engaging up high, very tough .11a

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