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Valiant Flail to No Avail 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Mark Smith, 1982
Season: All year
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 3, 2007

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Looking up Valiant Flail to No Avail (5.11a), Rive...

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Easy face climbing leads to the second bolt and a small stance where the difficulties begin - the crux is characterized by delicate friction on smooth rock with minimal handholds; once the third bolt is reached it becomes much easier.

A delicate and tricky crux sequence played out on superb rock make this a must do for those who enjoy slab climbing.


Located on the right end of the Agony Arch Area between Quake and Shake Flakes and Fear the Smear.


5 bolts, chain anchors

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By Isaac T.
From: Yokosuka, Japan
Apr 6, 2007
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

This route was just upgraded to .11c 4/6/07
By Adam Stackhouse
Mar 8, 2009

Suicide Rock type of rock here.

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