Dura-Ace

This route is located in the Southern Region at Velo Crag

Lanterne Rouge


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Eddie Merckx Gets a Perm 5.9 (Trad) ***

First Ascent: Don McGlone, Greg Humberg in 2010
Length: 85ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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The wide dihedral to the right of Dura-Ace has a fun roof crux midway up.
Moves: unknown
Descent: Bolt anchors
Stays Dry:
Owner: RRGCC
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Submitted by: Ascentionist
Date: Jun 17th, 2015

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1
rjackson said on April 12th, 2015
Cool route, but I doubt it will ever get enough traffic to clean up (hope I'm wrong). Bring some bigger gear, or be prepared for a sparsely protected experience . . .
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monty4355 said on April 13th, 2015
This thing is sweet! Really scary with only one number 4 climbing on the fragile holds.
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MikeWilkinson said on October 9th, 2016
Felt soft for a 5.9 considering you can stem and face climb with relative ease through most of the route. #1 and #2 on the first section, #3 to protect the roof move, couple of #4 and a #5 for the top. I didn't break anything and it didn't seem too dirty. Worth doing for the roof move.
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Anonymous said on November 10th, 2017
5.8