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Nothing Shocking 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 55'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Eric Ebele & Tom Volo (September, 2007)
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Submitted By: Hendrixson on Apr 11, 2009

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Scott on 3 0f 40


Fun climb with bomber holds. As with the other climbs nearby the crux is the start (first 2 bolts). Stepping to the left significantly eases the sequence but may not be in the spirit of the climb. While nothing broke off for me, some of the rock was loose.


Holey Void region. Climbs the arete between "Nothing Becomes Her" and "Nothing's Left". #12 on Marty Karabin's "Road Area" (9/2008) pocket guide.


5 Bolts. Anchors.

Photos of Nothing Shocking Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Classic rock and rope shot.
BETA PHOTO: Classic rock and rope shot.
Rock Climbing Photo: Perry Farrell is a strange man.
Perry Farrell is a strange man.
Rock Climbing Photo: Making moves.
Making moves.
Rock Climbing Photo: On Nothing's Shocking
On Nothing's Shocking

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By arjunmh
From: Phoenix, AZ
Mar 11, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Ground start would be the 5.9 move that rates it in Marty's guide, otherwise going left and up makes it 5.7 or 5.8.
By Daniel Evans
From: N Scottsdale, AZ
Nov 22, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Giving this a 5.9 rating solely due to the bouldery (V0/V1) start. Clipping the first bolt prior to committing is easy making it a safe lead. However, as the description states, an easier start can be found to the left and then moving right onto the arete.

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