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Vapor Lock 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Eddie Whittemore - 1992
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Submitted By: yevquest on Jan 19, 2010

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This fun route climbs the eye catching arete formed by the end of the main wall of the Red Light District.

Easy climbing for 3 bolts leads to a little boulder problem pulling the obvious small roof. Surmount this and move left to a no hands stance beneath the arete. Catch your breath and then finagle your way up the arete, using nice holds on both sides. No real hard moves, just a little sustained. I would have given the route 3 stars but the no hands stance detracts.


From climbers access 2, follow the trail downstream for 150 yards, passing the shorter routes on the ledge. A tall, clean wall is just to the left. Vapor Lock climbs the arete on the left side of this wall. The start is shared with Autocratic for the People.



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By Tipton
Apr 29, 2014
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Really great route, one of the best at Fosters as far as I'm concerned. Was in the shade during the morning which is a nice bonus.

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