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Twist a Dream 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

Type:  Trad, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: D. Mabe, June 2012
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Darren Mabe on Jun 11, 2012

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Getting onto the good stuff. The crux is the roof ...


This is a grand adventure following a rather moderate dihedral crack system, with plenty of face holds and jugs along the way. The corner leans and twists to the left, finishing with a steep and off-balance crux protected by bolts to the apex of the corner/arete. A few jugs mantle you over to finish on the last few moves of Hungry Hungry Hobo and its anchors. Be careful when lowering to not pinch the rope in the groove of the final jug.


the right facing corner left of Hungry Hungry Hobo.


Light SR #0.3 up to #3 C4. Stoppers work well too. 4 bolts at the top.

Photos of Twist a Dream Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: DAS through the crux and happy for that last jug. ...
DAS through the crux and happy for that last jug. ...
Rock Climbing Photo: DAS doing the layback thing, Arjun up top belaying...
DAS doing the layback thing, Arjun up top belaying...
Rock Climbing Photo: The start of Twist a Dream.
BETA PHOTO: The start of Twist a Dream.
Rock Climbing Photo: Twist a Dream
BETA PHOTO: Twist a Dream

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By manuel rangel
From: Tempe, Arizona
Jul 14, 2012
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

A great route that keeps getting more interesting the further you climb!
By arjunmh
From: Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
Jul 22, 2012
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

My favorite of the 5 we managed to do out there and it does keep getting more and more interesting. Can say that I didn't use the heel hook that both Manny's pic and mine show folks using, but it was certainly a twistedly fun lead! Most excellent line!
By Pablo-Roberts
From: Prescott, Arizona
Jun 17, 2016

Now that i see a picture of the intended start to this thing...there is currently a tree growing in the start. Made it seem hard for me to choose where to start this.
By Darren Mabe
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Apr 25, 2017

The opening slab of Railway Runaway makes for a nice alternate start. After the 3rd bolt head up to the corner of Twist. Additional pro in the horizontal.

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