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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'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: ScottH on Feb 20, 2006

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Dave leading the "second" pitch of Endle...


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.

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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.
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