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Too Old To Die Young (aka Cactus Pete's) 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a R

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 220'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a R [details]
FA: Dave Cotton, Bill Mack, Steve Cotton, 1987
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Submitted By: David Evans on Feb 28, 2004

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Description 

Pitch 1: 50' right of a deep chimney scramble up ledges past scoops. You are heading up to a long straight crack/seam. Climb to the right of this feature past a couple of bolts and thin gear in the crack. A 2 bolt belay(1/4 inchers)is reached near the top of the crack. Pitch 2: Head up and right to another two bolt belay (3/8" bolts). Continue up cracks or rappel to the ground (200'). This route is runout and continuous with some rolling crystals for extra excitement.

Protection 

Thin standard rack to 2.5" and qd's for 3 bolts


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By C Miller
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From: CA
Mar 2, 2004

The real name of this route is Too Old To Die Young.
By David Cotton
Nov 4, 2007

Name: TOTDY
FA: Dave Cotton, Bill Mack, Steve Cotton
When: Fall 87

The route was originally done as 3 pitches.

Pitch 1: Easy up to a big ledge with a large crack along the bottom. I have been told that bolts have be subsequently added.

Pitch 2: Climb straight up on the right side of the seam using bolts and gear to a small 1x5 foot ledge with 3 bolts, one of the bolts is bad.

Pitch 3: Climb straight up on unprotected 5.5 face vearing left to a small overhang situated 10' before the top which takes large cams.

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