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Vector Madness 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Pat Contor and Gary Taylor
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Submitted By: Alec LaLonde on Jun 19, 2012

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The fully bolted route to the right of Vertical Component. Shares the first two bolts with its neighbor, then angles right past a pin and to a steeper section with great rock. Clip a bolt and commit to the steep crux moves, then rage through some quartzite angles to the top.

Shares an anchor with Vertical Component.


All fixed, 6-7 bolts and a pin. I believe there is one bolt not pictured on the Ruckman topo.

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By John Steiger
Sep 12, 2014
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

With Gary’'s permission, the pin has been replaced with a bolt that makes the line a bit more direct. It'’s a really good climb in any event, if you put aside the small amount of choss at the start. (For those that have done the climb, the pin came out with three blows -- yikes.) Chains on top.
By tenesmus
Aug 1, 2015

The route that gave the crag its name and for really great reasons. Just keep working the vectors and solutions open. It took us a minute to figure out what was going on with the keeper sling through the crux block. Thanks to whoever rigged that.
By John Steiger
Oct 14, 2015
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

I'm fairly sure the keeper sling was rigged by the first ascent. I replaced the sling in July (2015).
By Gary Taylor
Oct 15, 2015

Yep. Pat was pretty worried about that block. He put the sling on right away. The block is still hanging in there after more than 25 years.

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