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Sour Diesel - 5.13d

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12 Bolts to fixed anchor
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Climb Diesel, but rather than finishing at the 10 anchor climb right to the rest ledge of What About Bob and finish up the left leaning dihedral of of the original What About Bob. Seeing as how Diesel climbs WAY better than it looks, it has always been marred only by its short length. The original What About Bob finish, originally rated 12d????, lay unrepeated for years after only two assents by Jim Ewing and Luke Parady. The cryptically hard sequence left many a hard man shaking their head as they lowered off completely stymied. Finally unlocked over ten years later by Chris "The Deulenator" Deulen, the Bob finish appropriately caps Diesel with a feel through the upper dihedral reminiscent of perhaps the sierras more than Shagg and makes it totally full-value and way more rad. Even with the rest ledge it adds considerable difficulty to Diesel and greatly solidifies the 13d grade.

Submitted by: BillMorse on 2011-07-20
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Route ID: 109398