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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Unknown, late '80s
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Submitted By: Barrett Cooper on Jan 19, 2003

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Starting just left of 20th Century Man, climb up fairly good holds to a thin face section just before a small roof/outcrop. Pull over the roof onto easier rock.


6 bolts to anchors.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Fury resting in the middle of the climb...Go Wild ...
Fury resting in the middle of the climb...Go Wild ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Amato working through the crux on TR.
Mike Amato working through the crux on TR.

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By Chamo Breslin
Sep 7, 2004

Sharp hold at the crux. It's possible to top rope this route after leading 21st Century Man; just leave a quickdraw on the anchors as a directional as you are lowered off of 21st to cancel the potential pendulum.
By Michael Amato
May 10, 2005

We TR'd this route last weekend as Chamo describes above. I found the climb to be of good qualtiy with fairly well placed bolts... a good route to come back and lead.
By Rich Aschert
Aug 29, 2006
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Excellent technical route.
By lbishop
From: Durango, CO
Nov 26, 2007
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Awesome route! Only thing keeping it from classic status is the length. Good sustained climbing once the crux begins up to the chains. Pretty sharp holds and stellar movement over bomber rock.
From: Wherever we park!
May 11, 2009
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Well said, lbishop. Were this longer, it would easily get 4 stars. Great moves on it. Made for a nice cool down after a long hard day!
By Tom Erickson
Feb 18, 2012

So I climbed this route about three weeks ago. The right anchor was in pretty bad shape. I'm not sure how anchor replacement initiative works, but I would definitely recommend this route to be put on the list. Awesome route by the way.
By Jordan Hirro
From: Colorado Springs/Carbondale
Nov 30, 2013

Comparing it to another classic Shelf 11a, "I Lean", this might be a little stiff.... I might give it 11b. Very fun and engaging climb!
By Snook
Jan 29, 2015
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

The crux is clipping the last bolt before the anchor for sure. There are some nice small foot holds that may not be obvious at first, so take your time to look for them, but the fall on this climb is so clean. If you have a hard time clipping, you can definitely skip the last bolt. The last two bolts are really close to each other.
By Nate Liles
Oct 25, 2015

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