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Cheap Thrills 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Phil Haney, 1968 (?)
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Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Dec 27, 2006
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Noelle Ladd belayed by John Cardmon leading Cheap...

Description 

The route climbs good rock and serves as a second pitch to such routes as Wedunett or Crater Maker. It is the rightmost of the two bolted lines starting from the belay ledge. Nice smearing footwork is what it's all about.


Protection 

4 bolts, bolted anchor



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ATS leading Cheap Thrills (5.10a) ca. 1990
BETA PHOTO: ATS leading Cheap Thrills (5.10a) ca. 1990
John Cardmon and Noelle Ladd getting ready for some Cheap Thrills. 3-13-10
John Cardmon and Noelle Ladd getting ready for som...
 Noelle Ladd belayed by John Cardmon leading Cheap Thrills. 3-13-10
Noelle Ladd belayed by John Cardmon leading Cheap...
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By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Apr 30, 2007

This is a very fun and well-protected climb! Be careful on the opening moves so as not to fall on your belayer. If you have friends who hate slab, this is a fun one to throw them at. ;-) The holds are practically non-existant but everything sticks real well.

By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Jun 1, 2009

My first 5.10 and lots of fun. Did this many times.

By EJH
From: Menifee, CA
Apr 13, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

This is the route to learn to trust your feet on. Great friction up microscopic holds. One of my favorites at Big Rock.

By UpRope
Feb 1, 2011

Also my first 10a. I've got to go back and do it again.

By Randy in Ridgecrest
From: Inyokern, CA
Apr 14, 2013

My first 5.10 lead, 1974, wearing PA's.