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Three Ring Circus 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Casey Bernal on Jan 1, 2005

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Delicate footwork!


On the north side there is a line of 4 bolts leading up the feldspar crystals to the top. It is fun crystal pinching up the sustained slab. 60 feet / 4 bolts = exciting. This is sustained 5.10 for the first 3 bolts, then it is cruiser after the 4th. The bolts seem to be placed to keep one away from the route to the right (kinda contrived but still fun).

Casey Bernal


4 QDs. Possibly trick offset nuts, Loweballs, etc. in the first crack, but they are not necessary.

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By Kevin Landolt
From: Fort Collins, Wyoming
Jul 5, 2009
rating: 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a

The Ark-Valley guidebook lists this climb as 11c, and having climbed multiple tens/elevens in the BV area I'd have to agree with the 11c rating. Fun little climb.
By Jeff Edge
Aug 4, 2012

High first bolt uncharacteristic of the area, I second the guidebook's 11c rating.

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