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The Ballad of Paul Shin

This route is located in the Miller Fork at Fruit Wall

Tennis Elbow

1 votes

Lichen Lessons 5.10c (Sport) **

First Ascent: Jake Veresh in 2014
Length: 60ft
Bolts: 7 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This bolted line lies just left of The Ballad of Paul Shin. Climb through features to reach a small roof after which a pocket crux awaits.
Moves: Pumpy
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: RRGCC

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2.64 stars (14 votes)
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5.10c (10 votes)

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Anonymous said on February 12th, 2015
Is this the route with a small roof pull, and finishes with a couple of pockets at the crux?
pigsteak said on May 23rd, 2015
Abv avg movement, some questionable rock, and terrible bolt placement...add 2 bolts, move 2 others, and this gets another star
ray said on May 26th, 2015
Really liked the big undercling handlebar in the middle.
JR said on June 1st, 2015
A bit run out after roof with a high clip to boot. Shortening the chains might force last move (the cool part btw). The middle was oddly (seeping) wet but juggy. The rest of it was staying dry during rain though. The tree could use a little pruning too. I am making this route sound like a mess but it is really close to being quite good.
brhe224 said on June 3rd, 2015
seeps after a rain in the middle section
Anonymous said on April 20th, 2016
not bad climbing on this one despite the big wet spot. too bad the pocket "crux" up top is totally contrived.
Anonymous said on April 20th, 2016
5 bolts
Cromper said on February 12th, 2017
Worth doing; a good amount of terror choss