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

Type:  Sport, 3 pitches, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: James Crump
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Submitted By: Jtorres on Aug 29, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: Urban Assault.


Classic multi-pitch sport route on chossy limestone. P1- first two moves are burly then mostly 5.8 to a seated belay in a cave. P2- traverse out right to an exposed 10c move on the roof and on to another seated belay in the shade. P3- sustained 11a climbing with burly moves on good enough holds. Stay left and up. Good exposure. Many aid here (goes 10c on aid) and ladders are sufficient. Rappel and enjoy the view.


On Urban Assault Wall. Follow the bolts leading straight up to the cave. Rappel down and hike out.


Normal multi-pitch sport rack. Bring a couple of long slings for the P2 traverse. 60m rope minimum. The route is protected extremely well. Bring a helmet for the initial belay. You WILL send rock down on this route. It is possible to aid P3 with ladders.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Urban Assault.
Urban Assault.
Rock Climbing Photo: Sitting belay
Sitting belay
Rock Climbing Photo: P3 can be sent free. Real hard 11 perhaps? Bolts a...
P3 can be sent free. Real hard 11 perhaps? Bolts a...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Bullet, Proof ledge at the top of pitch 2.
The Bullet, Proof ledge at the top of pitch 2.
Rock Climbing Photo: The p2 lead belay from the cave.
The p2 lead belay from the cave.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up @ P3 Urban Assault
Looking up @ P3 Urban Assault

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By Ryan Levihn-Coon
From: Austin, Texas
Mar 21, 2014
rating: 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a PG13

P3 is hard 5.11 sent free. Bonner hand jam in the crack last of the bolt-line. Good bolts near chossy chossy rock. Good new boots right next to bad ones.

Ladders not necessary for p3. You can pull on draws post the hardest move through bolt 2 of 4.

Chain at each belay. Make double sure your partner knows safe multi-pitch technique.

Hard moves on chossy, dusty rock off the deck to start the route. 5.11 something.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Aug 13, 2014

What's a Bonner Hand Jam?
Where is last of the bolt line?
By emorekul
From: SLC
Oct 15, 2014

Bomber hand Jam*
Left of the Bolt Line*

Anyone know when this was bolted?
By Derek Strittmatter
From: Houston, Texas
Nov 13, 2014

I'm not sure when it was originally bolted, but according to the Austin Climbing book, the bolts were replaced in 2005.
From: Texas
Jan 24, 2015

This really is an incredible route. Not sure I have climbed anything quite like p2 anywhere.

Beware that if you do the whole route when the water is running, you are probably going to be rapping into the river.

If it has rained in the last few days, the last pitch is going to be wet at the end.
By Shelton Hatfield
Jan 31, 2016

Definitely goes free. Not sure where the rumor started that this was awaiting a free ascent. I'm sure plenty of folks have onsighted this route. A fun and worthwhile adventure.
By Max Hunter
Feb 12, 2016

By Max Hunter
Feb 12, 2016

Great climb, I left a video of almost every move, camera died right before the top though, but still it's great beta
By jjjjjjjjjj
Jan 27, 2017

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