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You Break It You Buy It 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Josh Golden Eagle on Oct 22, 2014

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  • Description 

    Crux is getting off the ground to the first bolt. The rest of the route is sustained.

    When the climber approaches the top and starts to traverse left, there is some loose rock. Belayer should stay as close to the wall as possible and wear a helmet.

    Would give this two stars after more traffic and most of the loose rock is cleared out.

    Location 

    Route is in the middle of the Big Ben Tower, on a rounded arete immediately right of a 5.12 bolted water groove.

    Protection 

    8 bolts + anchors


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    By Erik Keever
    Oct 12, 2015

    The first bolt felt way left. Is the intended start inside the groove rather than a traverse in from right or something?

    Once past that, either way, delightful sustained vertical happytime ensues. Once you're at the anchor, don't forget to turn around and take in the view.

    Last horizontal jug ledge on the left looked ready to go.

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