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Welcome to China 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: C. Grossman
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Submitted By: Orphaned on Apr 20, 2008

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Charles on the approach on the first ascent.


The route left of Guanos Dias and Double Time at Sue's. Slabby face climbing to a flared roof crack with some fixed wires.


Left of Guanos Dias and Double Time at Sue's.


Bring a standard rack, there are fixed wires under the roof as well.

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By phil broscovak
Apr 20, 2008

Welcome to China is to the LEFT of Double Time and Guanos Dios not to the right.
By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Apr 20, 2008

Those wires are still there? They must be twenty years old.
By phil broscovak
Apr 21, 2008

The coveted 2nd ascent of this very stiff test piece fell to the remarkable Mike Head of Hueco Tanks fame. He lead it clean, on sight and in one try. Everyone watching was absolutely slack jawed! Then, when at the anchor, Mike asked who wanted to follow and clean it. Everyone turned around and stared at the road. Mike proceeded to down climb and back clean it in better style than his amazing ascent. That was truly something to see.

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