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Anal Sex 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c X

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Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c X [details]
FA: Bill Serniuk, free solo.
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Sep 6, 2006

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Starts from a triangular rock, against the base.
Left of "Regular Route".
Climb straight up the face, through a tunnel.
A fun, easy solo.
The description in the Supertopo Tahoe Guide is incorrect.



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By Steve R.
From: Oakland, CA
Nov 2, 2009

Don't remember anything on this route qualifying it for an "X" rating. Solid liebacking traverse with decent pro then up through tunnel.
By Blitzo
Aug 24, 2010

What liebacking. You're on another route dude. This goes straight up an unprotected face.
I think 70' or whatever it is, with no pro would be considered X.
By mattymck
From: Rocklin, Ca
Jun 22, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a X

The lieback is Rain Song I believe, about 5.7/5.8 and it goes straight up the juggy konobs about 20-25' up the lieback, with some decent knob tie-offs. Anal Sex goes straight up the face through the tight tunnel/batwings/flakeish thing past some crimps and a knob mantel, def an X route. Felt more like 5.9 on lead to me, but then I am far from a soloist.
By Kelley Gilleran
From: Sacramento, Ca
Apr 18, 2016
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X

This route is hard to get the first time, feels uncomfortable and can hurt if you don't get the sequence right. Adjacent to the clam.

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