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Two in the Pink 

YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E6 6b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Chandler Van Schaack & Shaun Reed, 3/25/17
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: ChanVan Schaack on Mar 25, 2017

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Shaun nabbing the second ascent. Pumpy!

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This is basically a direct, all-gear start to "Backdoor Man" that follows the overhanging, double cracks in pink rock between the regular start of "Backdoor Man" and "Tanuki." It packs some powerful climbing with bomber gear into about 40 feet and connects to "Backdoor Man" at the fourth bolt. It is definitely way harder than the standard start to "Backdoor Man" but also way cooler, at least in the first ascentionists' opinions :) Be sure to get your gear right, as the ground slopes up somewhat with the route, so any blown pieces could be bad.


Start 20 feet left of "Tanuki" and "Branching Out," and climb the overhanging twin cracks up to the fourth bolt of "Backdoor Man".


We used a total of seven pieces ranging from a blue Metolius up to a red camalot. A yellow/blue Metolius offset is useful but not mandatory. If you don't bring one, bring two yellow Metolius Mastercams. Once you hit the fourth bolt of "Backdoor Man," it is all bolts from there to the anchors.

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By Monty
From: Golden, CO
Mar 26, 2017

Great work, guys! I knew someone would knockout that direct start sooner than later.

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