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Tugging Softly 

YDS: 5.12+ French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 27 British: E6 6b Hueco: V7 Font: 7A+

Type:  Sport, Boulder, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.12+ French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 27 British: E6 6b Hueco: V7 Font: 7A+ [details]
FA: Josh Helke
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Submitted By: helk0003 on Oct 30, 2006

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The sharp arête on the front of the main rock formation at the bunker. Start off the ground for full value VS starting off the block behind the route. Climbs a very bouldery and wind polished arête up arguably some of the best moves on any sport climb at Vedauwoo.


3 bolts and an optional nut where the top connects with Spirits Rebellious.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Chuck Fryberger balancing up the start of Tugging ...
Chuck Fryberger balancing up the start of Tugging ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tim Long...Firecracker.
Tim Long...Firecracker.

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By Davin Bagdonas
Jun 14, 2007

5.13a I think.
Jul 29, 2008

I think this is one of the best routes at Vedauwoo. Perfect moves on perfect rock. Hit it on a cool day, the left hand holds on the arete are as smooth as river rock.
By Squatting Bear
Aug 6, 2008
rating: 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  V7 7A+

If you're into it, hanging extended/longer quickdraws on the two upper bolts make those clips more feasible. Stunning chunk of rock with really, really fun climbing.
By MasturJamBate
Apr 27, 2009

Bring your stick clip for the last bolt then you don't have to worry about those long draws, plus it saves energy for softly tugging your pud.
May 11, 2009

I can give you a hand, Squatting Bear.
By Jared LaVacque
From: Anchorage/Grand Junction
Jan 23, 2017

5.12+ and V7 don't coincide at all. V6 would be .12+, being either .12c, c/d or d. V7 is considered a crux sequence commensurate with .13a.

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