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Zee Eliminator 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Dan Hare and Charly Oliver, 1980
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Submitted By: Tom Hayes on Jun 11, 2006

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  • Description 

    Lieback up finger crack in a large, left-facing dihedral and work left through roof (crux). Take hand crack straight up to ledge. Finish straight up on 5.8 face/thin crack terrain. Walk off. There is a flake in the hand crack after the roof, but it is not to big and is easily avoidable.


    This route can be clearly seen by looking to the far eastern end of the Bowling Alley formation from the tiny (one-car) turnout just east of the Practice Rock. A large, left-facing dihedral with a continuous crack system that goes up and left then straight up. Approach by walking up and right on the ramp system from the low point (closest to road) of the Bowling Alley formation.


    Gear up to #3 Camalot.

    Eds. There is a new set of 3/8th stainless steel anchors with rings at the top, as per request of the FA.

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    By Tony B
    From: Around Boulder, CO
    Mar 25, 2012
    rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

    Not a great route - a little crumbly - would improve with some more traffic/cleaning.
    Best rack is med nuts - 3" cam with doubles from 1-2".
    By Ryan W.
    From: Durango, CO
    Aug 14, 2015
    rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

    So as per request of Dan Hare I put a new set of 3/8" stainless steel anchors with rings at the top of Zee Eliminator, he asked me to do it on the ledge to hopefully get some more folks interested in the route. I also trundled the loose, massive, wedged block sitting about 3/4 up the route in the crack, so it's pretty splitter now! I found this route to be very technically engaging and quite honestly after some thorough cleaning and knocking off the 60 pound block thought it was quite fun. Get on it!

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