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The Upheaval 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 85'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Rick Thompson, Glenn Thomas, Bob Rentka, 1986
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Submitted By: Ladd on May 17, 2007

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BP leading up Upheaval 9-2010.

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Sweet slab.

Belay from the ledge or you will not be able to lower the leader to the ground with anything shorter than a 60m rope.

Originally a 5.10c R trad line, it was bolted because it saw only one repeat ascent in 5 years. Since its bolting it has become very popular.

Fun and spicy moves up the slab. Lots of on-your-feet climbing makes this one a classic in my book.


Right most route on the slabs, starts off higher ledge.


8 bolts to anchors.

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By jsustrich
Aug 10, 2015
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Enjoyable climb, can be a bit cryptic at times as with most slab. Just take your time and look around and you'll be golden. Don't forget to turn around, too.
By Rick Thompson
From: Mount Nebbiolo, CO
Jun 16, 2016

First done as a ground up trad route that used a different sequence that clocked in as 10c R

I later came back, thoroughly cleaned the route of its lichen infestation, and bolted it for its current state.