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Ultegra

This route is located in the Southern Region at Velo Crag

Eddie Merckx Gets a Perm


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Dura-Ace 5.8+ (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Don McGlone, Greg Humberg, Matt Tackett in 2010
Length: 75ft
Bolts: 8 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Like the route to its left, but a bit better and a bit easier. Very enjoyable vertical climbing.
Moves: unknown
Descent: Bolt anchors
Stays Dry:
Owner: RRGCC
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Submitted by: Troy_H
Date: Jan 8th, 2019

Submitted by: Ascentionist
Date: Jun 17th, 2015

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1
monty4355 said on October 20th, 2014
This thing is a ton of fun! Jugs on slab!
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rjackson said on December 14th, 2014
An actual 5.8, with very decent climbing . . .
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rosz9088 said on September 5th, 2017
Caution: There's a bee's nest at the base of this climb between this and the 9. Had a climber get stung mid route, and another crew also got stung later that day.
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Chiyram said on October 22nd, 2017
Really fun and chill 8. Not sure what the "plus" was for.
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Anonymous said on November 10th, 2017
Not sure what the "8" is for. 5.7 is a stretch.
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climbhigh said on November 13th, 2017
You must be hung like a horse to tell the difference. Preach it Mr Ed, preach it
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Anonymous said on November 13th, 2017
Hey Tackett, this is McGlone. I made the previous comment. Pretty much spot on with the hung part. You try climbing 5.7 carrying this thing around. But maybe it is 5.8
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whatahutch said on April 16th, 2019
This is one of the best 8s in the Red.