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Top Kill 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Colin Cox on May 25, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: Top Kill is the line on the left to the high crack...

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A mixed line starting with bolts that lead to a crack encounter up high. The climbing in the beginning is low angle with one little vertical 5.10 crux before arriving at the slightly overhanging crack. Crank past the steep fingerlock crux to sustained enjoyable crack climbing above.


Left of Black Swan there are two cracks up high. Top Kill is the left crack that arches left.


Bolts and small to medium cams. Anchor.

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By Colin Cox
Feb 24, 2017

Named after one of the ways engineers tried to cap the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
By Darren Mabe
From: Flagstaff, AZ
May 14, 2017

Excellent and overlooked. High quality stone in the bolted approach bits and an intimidating crux up high where the feetholds run out. Next time I'd bring: a medium nut or small cam followed by 1ea C4s#.3-#2.

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