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Times Square 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Stuart Ruckman, Gordon Douglass
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Fun, super steep route just left of Black Monday. I might call this 11b/c, if Black Monday is the standard for 11a. Crux sequence is not as obvious, but the holds are pretty good, if you choose the right ones! Fall at the crux could produce a nasty swing into the ledge below, so make sure your belayer is on their toes!!


Bolts. Bolt placement at the crux makes a ledge fall possible if your belayer isn't on his toes. Shares Black Monday's anchor, so you can preplace draws for the crux, and check out the holds on TR.

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By hEatchel
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Oct 15, 2008
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Really fun route ... heel hooks steep jugs. Not quite as classic as its 11a neighbor BLACK MONDAY, but another good line for shizzle
By Scott Gilliam
From: Raleigh, NC
Nov 25, 2009

I found this route easier than Black Monday when I did it. Flashed it putting up the draws, but B. Monday required 3 tries.
By Landon McBrayer
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 21, 2010

I thought this was considerably easier than BM. As long as you can heel-hook, the overhanging corner goes fast; also, the first 1/3 of the climb is not overhung as that of BM. Old, scary, 1/4 bolts all the way.
By skinny legs and all
From: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Feb 1, 2011
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

I also found this significantly easier than Black Monday.
By Skat B
From: Down Rodeo
Jun 22, 2013
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Holds are slightly less obvious than Black Monday. Warmed up on Black Monday and then jumped on this and it felt slightly easier. It's a pretty cool route I think!
By WillK
Jun 23, 2017

I thought this was harder than Black Monday since I spent more time searching for the good holds. I also think this climb is better than BM.

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