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Aperitif 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Aaron Rough (FFA)
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Rough on Sep 21, 2009
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Description 

Dead vert climbing up monster "Table Rock" features: Chicken head pinches, killer cobbles, and even a cool pocket. The start is a little chossy, but 2 moves over a little bulge and you reach big buckets and a small scoop. Rest up, from here on up, it is vertical with great stances and large jugs with slightly smaller features connecting the "dots" which are usually huge cobbles. Heading out right to the big crack will definitely make this climb easier. Following the bolts up the middle of the rib was the envisioned line, but with features everywhere, the line can be rather arbitrary.


Location 

3rd route from the right, just left of Soul Sister Thunder.


Protection 

7 bolts + anchors. This route had an obvious TR anchor above it, so at some point in the past this line had obvioiusly been TR'd. You might want to stick clip the 1st bolt as it is fairly high to avoid the loose rock under the bulge. I bouldered up to it in my tennis shoes, so I figure even people without a stick should be fine with a spot.



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By Floyd Hayes
Jun 7, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

The holds were suprisingly solid. It didn't feel like 5.10, although a direct start under the first bolt might be. I clipped the first bolt from the right and pulled the overhang a foot or two to the right of the bolt.

By Floyd Hayes
Sep 7, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

Now that I've led all the pinnacle's routes this is clearly my favorite--a sustained yet moderate and safe adventure on vertical rock. And a photogenic climb as well--my friends all want to be photographed on it!

By Anthony Baraff
From: Paris, France
Oct 5, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

This was the most sustained of the 7 or so routes we did. Unfortunately, it's more of a 5.9 than a 5.10.

By Mathew G
Mar 2, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

My first 10a lead. It's a well-protected, fun, ego-booster...climbed more like a 5.9- to me. (And I'm not one to ever say a climb's easier than its listed rating!)

By millz
Oct 25, 2012

my buddy popped a foothold under the third bolt or so and took a lil lead fall today. rocks can pop! reminded me alot of a pinnacles climb

By Alex DeGolia
Mar 26, 2013
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c

Definitely felt more like 5.9 or even 5.8. Even so, really great exposure and generally lots of fun.

By Rough
Mar 27, 2013

If you avoid the direct start, straight up from under the first bolt, you simply are not doing the route. You are cheating out of the crux and either doing the start of Table Scraps (left) or Food Baby (right). I have watched several people do this, and that's cool, but then don't comment it is easier than 10a if you purposefully avoid the crux,lol :-)

By Alex DeGolia
Mar 28, 2013
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c

Right, that seems clear. I climbed it direct and it still didn't feel like 10a. Regardless, a very fun route. Thanks for putting it up!