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Harsh Rhetoric 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Kenny Clark on May 23, 2011  with updates from Eriks Rozners

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Alexis startin' up on Unknown 3

In critical habitat area for the Desert Tortoise


Easy climbing on positive jugs for 2-3 bolts, then things get really smooth. It would be very easy to go to the left on Wet My Whistle, or the one to the right (since these climbs are all very close together). Some thin slabby climbing lead to an easier low-angle section up to the 5th bolt. After that, you need to overcome a slight bulge. Some fun moves are found here. Then it's some thinner moves to the chains.


This route is sandwiched tightly in between Wet My Whistle and Unknown 2 .


6 bolts to chains.

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By Eriks Rozners
From: Binghamton, NY
Jun 22, 2016
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

This route is 5.6 in the Todd Goss 2015 guidebook.

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