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Endless Bliss 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 140'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: ScottH on Feb 20, 2006

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Endless Bliss from the P2 anchors


Endless Bliss is the obvious and popular slab route on the right side of Gun Show. Begin by following a flake up and right, then launch into the business of the climb, connecting intermittent edges with thinner and harder moves. The main challenge is trusting your feet and stepping off the edges as you get higher.

Climb all the way to the second anchor with a 60M rope for maximum enjoyment.


Bolts. Two single-rope raps are needed to reach the ground.

Photos of Endless Bliss Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: looking down from the P1 chains of Endless Bliss
looking down from the P1 chains of Endless Bliss
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave leading the "second" pitch of Endle...
Dave leading the "second" pitch of Endle...
Rock Climbing Photo: Endless Bliss
BETA PHOTO: Endless Bliss
Rock Climbing Photo: climbers on the upper half of Endless Bliss
climbers on the upper half of Endless Bliss

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By Tomio Tran
May 26, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Hurts the feet for a fun rappel!
By Keenan Waeschle
From: Bozeman, MT
Feb 17, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

too many bolts.
By gr3vans
From: Seattle, WA
Jul 9, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Book calls it 10 something, but I'd say it's closer to 5.8 with a couple thoughtful moves required. Protection is a little killjoy. I ran both 'pitches' together using 9 draws and felt fine. Definitely fun and worth climbing!
By Will Lockmiller
From: King County, WA
Sep 2, 2011
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

A longish single pitch divided by a midway convenience rap anchor for those who don't have two ropes. Has many holds that are clearly chipped :-(. As others have said, it is over-bolted. Nonetheless, its a worthwile 5.8+ pitch of edging between juggy horizontal faults on the only outstanding face of rock in the immediate area. I figure without the chipped holds that it might have been a brilliant 5.11 friction test-piece.
By Drew Charness
Sep 16, 2015

Great slab climb, a 70m rope will almost get you down from the top chains. About a 3-4 foot drop from the rope ends. It's also an easy down climb move if you don't want to drop.
By gregman
Apr 8, 2016

Waaay too many bolts. I found myself carrying up the quick draws quite often. I would also encourage you to do it all in one pitch and belay from the top, if you only have one partner, or just set up a TR on the first pitch if more than one. The first pitch is definitely worth doing, but the second is no harder than 5.7 and probably not worth the hassle of two rappels.

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