Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
T-Wall East
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
A Tension Span T 
Abortion Contortion S 
Ain't So Eazy T 
Art T 
Atom Smasher T 
Bin Laden Been Fooled T 
Bin Laden Been Fooled* T 
Blind Date T 
Blood on the Rocks T 
Board Walk T 
Brazen Serpent S 
Bugs From Hell T 
Cake Walk T 
Can O' Worms T 
Capital Assets (aka Mantis aka Never on Sunday) T 
Celestial Mechanics T 
Centerfold T 
Changnurdle T 
Clip and Trip T 
Competitive Edge T 
Contents Under Pressure T 
Corner Pockets T 
Cota Coca T 
Crackattack T 
Crash Position T 
Crazy Hooker T 
Creaky Tweaks T 
Curb Sandwich S 
Day's Work T 
Defcon Five T 
Digital Display T 
Digital Macabre T 
Dirt Bag T 
Don't Tell A Soul T,S 
Electric Rats T 
Exodus T 
Exposed Aggregate T 
False Alarm T 
Fill in the Blanks T 
Finagle T 
Finger Lockin' Good T 
Fly with the Falcon T 
Garden, The T 
Genesis T 
Gift of Power S 
Golden Gloves T 
Golden Locks T 
Gravity Creeps T 
Guardian of the Gate T 
Hands Across America T 
He-Man Woman Haters Club, The T,S 
Heaven of Animals, The T 
Hidden Assets T 
Hold Your Horses! T 
House of The Rising Sun S 
Hungry for Heaven T 
I'm Late T 
In Pursuit of Excellence T 
Infinite Pursuit T 
Jay Walker T 
Let's Face It! T 
Line Drive T 
Lord of the Dance S 
Love Handle T,S 
March Hare T 
Margin Of Error T 
Margin of Profit T 
Massive Attack T 
Mean Cuisine T 
Meeker Rat, The S 
Mirage S 
Molly and Rocket T 
Motor Booty T 
Mrs. Socrates T 
Multiple Use Area T 
My Lost China Doll T 
Myth of the Spastics T 
Nappy T 
New Beginnings T 
Night Shift T 
No More Tiers T 
Nutrasweet T 
Open Sesame T 
Paleface S 
Passages T 
People's Express T 
Plastic Toys T 
Point of Departure T 
Points O' Contact T 
Precious Orr T 
Prerequisite for Excellence T 
Proof of Purchase  T 
Puppy Ride T 
Razor Worm T 
Reptile Analysis T 
Reptile Paralysis T 
Restless Pedestrian T 
Ruby Fruit Jungle S 
Sanscrit T 
Scamper Proof T 
Seal Test T 
Shiva's Last Dance T 
Short Arm Inspection T 
Sly Willie Snores T 
Some Girls S 
Southern Express T 
Squatter's Rites T 
Standard Deviation T 
Steel Puppies T 
Steeplechase T,TR 
Steepopolis T 
Stepping Stone T 
Stone Wave T 
Sugar in the Raw T 
Sun King S 
Sunday Gardening T 
Super Slide T 
Surf's Up S 
Sweep, The T 
Tiers for Beers T 
Time Takes a Cigarette T 
Totem Pole T 
Twistin' in the Wind S 
Unknown T 
Up in Arms T 
Who Needs a Thnead? T 

Mrs. Socrates 

YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Trad, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Rob Robinson, Bruce Rogers, and Marvin Webb, 1985
Page Views: 2,739
Submitted By: andjoely on Jan 18, 2008

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (16)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]

Description 

Short Crux followed by awesome, easier crack climbing.

Well protected. A good climb for those breaking into the 5.12 grade.

Protection 

nothing larger than #2 camalot. larger nuts helpful in middle of route but are not necessary.


Comments on Mrs. Socrates Add Comment
Show which comments
By 426
Apr 13, 2008
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

(Warning: spoiler)...Take a wide variety of gear for the arm blowing crack at the top and beware of a solid crimpy face move at about 3/4's height (might be another way to do it...?) Weird bouldery crux moves at the bottom, many ways to sequence, so look around!

They fixed the anchors recently. Thanks!
By yevquest
From: Southeast,US
Feb 9, 2009
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

I don't remember any crimping before the crack ends at the ledge most of the way up. I do remember a spot where the feet were bad and the locks thin, maybe that's the crimp spot. Fantastic route.
By camhead
From: Vandalia, Appalachia
Dec 30, 2009
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

this is further beta spew, but I believe I bypassed the crimping section (just below the ledge), by moving left on some slopers to a really good jug. It looked like I missed a few good finger locks, but it was nice to get the respite after the crux an the pumpy crack. Really cool route.
By Jay Knower
Administrator
From: Campton, NH
Jan 2, 2011

Great route. I agree that this line is perfect for those breaking into the grade. And for crimping: I crimped a lot on the upper face crux. That upper crux wasn't hard in comparison to the bottom crux (maybe 10d), but it's hard enough that it keeps your attention.
By Dustin Stephens
Jan 27, 2014
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a

Freaking spectacular... one of the best anywhere