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When Legends Die (aka Legends) 

YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c PG13

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c PG13 [details]
FA: Todd Skinner
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Submitted By: Hank Caylor on Feb 14, 2009

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best 13a ever?!

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    The best 13a in America? The physical crux is right at the 1st (2 bolts). The pump factor continues for (3 more) spaced out bolts to the headwall. Get ready to have your psyche melted on the 11d(ha!) headwall (2 more bolts). The list of radsters that blew the final headwall is staggeringly awesome.

    Try to imagine, the steepest wall with the most shallow huecos ever, slopetastic! 20'-30' falls are lobbed here regularly, in particular due to the belayer not being able to see or hear the leader for a bit of the last part of the climb.


    If you can find the Eagle, Legends is quite obvious. Start behind a large boulder with a bird poop cap on it. Clip 2 bolts, dyno and start pumping up and right. No getting lost here. Wiring the final headwall on TR is easy and so is the descent. Descent, cruise down the rocks to the East.


    7 bolts and a 2 bolt anchor. For the last hair raising part of the climb, the belayer connot see the climber. Safe but long fall potential there.

    Photos of When Legends Die (aka Legends) Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Reaching the headwall on Legends. The start begins...
    Reaching the headwall on Legends. The start begins...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Lynn Hill on When Legends Die
    Lynn Hill on When Legends Die

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    By Adam Stackhouse
    Mar 1, 2010

    Wasn't there a video with Todd climbing this, along with several other routes here?
    By Matt Twyman
    From: Austin, TX
    Dec 11, 2015

    Patrick Edlinger
    Only found a super low res recording off of a TV. No idea what the original video is. Start at minute 3. Goes to end of video. This line looks amazing!

    By Adam Stackhouse
    Dec 15, 2015

    By DJK81
    Jan 25, 2016

    Does anyone know what condition the bolts are in?
    By Hank Caylor
    From: Glenwood Springs, CO
    Jul 28, 2017

    The bolts were updated and are modern enough to trust just fine.

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