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Couch Potato 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Mark Sprague, 8/97
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Submitted By: Jake D. on Feb 19, 2007

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Below Crux.


Climb the steep, blocky route to the left of Debbie Does CPR.


Middle route of Below New Wave.


5 bolts to LO.

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By Kayte Knower
Mar 3, 2007

Couch Potato is a tricky little endeavor. The start can twist you into pretzel shapes, and the upper bulge has nice movement through the crux, that is, if you find the right holds in the right order. In between, the comfy holds and closely spaced bolts keep you smiling.
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Dec 15, 2008
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I couldn't agree more I personally think this is one of the more fun 5.9s around, make sure you grab the correct hold near the top or it is much harder.
By Matt Wilson
From: Bethel, Vermont, USA
May 28, 2012

I ended up going a few feet right to surmount the buldge, and ended up having to skip the last bolt before the anchors (as I was way to the right and had no good stance to clip from). I get the feeling I went off route.
By S. Neoh
May 28, 2012
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

I think you probably went off route; the last bolt (the one with the fat quick link attached) is not a hard clip to make. Hope you had an attentive belayer! :)
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