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The Outspoken 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Jack Marshall, Sam Owings
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Submitted By: Bill Olszewski on Jan 20, 2008

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The Outspoken is the first bolt line on the left and a sweet climb for the grade! Not quite as difficult as its .10c neighbor but a little more sustained. Start on small crimps below the first bolt and work straight up, passing two more bolts. The crux is protected by the first bolt but there are several more delicate moves higher up in the .10a-b range. A must for the Cemetery! Rappel to descend.


3 bolts, bolted anchor

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By C Miller
From: CA
Jan 11, 2010
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

A definite thin crux past the 1st bolt as you negotiate sidepulls to a big pinch. Once past the crux the holds improve and fun climbing up large plates leads to the anchors. Seems about as difficult as the nearby Changing Forms, but not nearly as sustained.
By Nelson Day
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Aug 25, 2011
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Crimpy. The whole way up.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Jan 25, 2016

Tricky moves with actual grasp for a pinch (which was not that great). Fun and technical.

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