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Thirteen Engines 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Brian Mullin
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Submitted By: Jesse Ryan on May 4, 2001

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A great route off the center of the belay ledge on Bulge Wall. Climbs more easily through the bulge than My What a... to the left, but pumpy interesting moves continue until the chains are reached.


9 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.

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By Rex Mammel
Mar 30, 2002

Not nearly as hard as the other 11d's in the area.
By Rick Thompson
From: Mount Nebbiolo, CO
Apr 1, 2002

I think the concensus grade (generally held opinon) for this one is 11c, but it's still a real beauty of a route.
By Jason Halladay
From: Los Alamos, NM
Sep 25, 2007
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Good stuff! The lower bulge wasn't as difficult as it looked, and the cruiser section in the middle was a nice break before the business through the final clips.

FA was, I believe, Mark Van Horn. Man, Mark has an eye for good lines. All his routes at Shelf that I've been on are grand.
By Jared LaVacque
From: Anchorage/Grand Junction
Dec 23, 2008
rating: 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a

FA was Mark VanHorn.
From: Wherever we park!
Mar 31, 2015

Fun route, but a classic? It's two boulder problems separated by 20 feet of 5.8.

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