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Wife in the Fast Lane 

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

Type:  Sport, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Jean Hudson
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Submitted By: LeeAB Brinckerhoff on Dec 3, 2008

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Slightly intimidating step off the boulder. Some cool jigsaw looking features. Then up to some tuffas out right, a long move up to a jug sidepull. A traverse left to a horizontal and up to a hard to see anchor on the left side of a block.


There is a boulder near the right end of the wall, this route starts off the left end of this boulder and climbs the interesting looking features straight up.


5 bolts and a Fixe sport anchor.

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By Adam Leedy
From: Austin, TX
Jan 30, 2012

Stick clipping the first bolt and starting from the ground is much more fun than starting from the boulder and isn't any more difficult.
A really great climb
By Dave E
Feb 4, 2013

It's an 11- or 11a from the ground. Would lean more toward 11a because of the polished holds and you usually start off with mud on your shoes because of the slow run-off from above.
By jjjjjjjjjj
Jun 18, 2015

This is a wonderful climb. I highly recommend doing the low start off the ground, not the start from the boulder. Those extra 2-3 moves are nice and bouldery, and make this route even more awesome.

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