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Paradox Rock
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Afternoon Delight T 
Cause is the Cure, The S 
Paradox Lost S 
Paradox, The S 
Quandry S 
Reuben Hair Shift, The S 
Teaser S 

Paradox Lost 

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

Type:  Sport, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Scott Ayers Mark Colby '93
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Submitted By: Derek Anderson on Jun 12, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Ropes and Rock shot of Paradox Lost


Follow the bolted line just left of Afternoon Delight crack


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By Eric Sophiea
Apr 14, 2014

I know that SQL2 says this is bolts only, but there is a 20 foot runout that takes gear, so do yourself a favor and bring a few pieces. If you're under 5'8", you'll have trouble clipping the bolt above the runout from a confident stance and will instead have to move up onto marginal feet before reaching it. You'll be happy you have a piece below you. Gear: above the 4th bolt, before pulling the small roof, there's a pocket for a #9 or #10 BD nut (.75" to 1"), above the small roof you can get small (.5") to medium 1-2") cams in a horizontal/downward flaring crack and before you move up to the 5th bolt, there's another small horizontal crack that takes a finger sized cam (.5-.75"). It's easy ground, but might as well get some pro.
By mikehilbert
From: Tucson, AZ
Nov 1, 2015
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Felt this climb was accurate to the grade until the crux final bolt, which to me felt like at least 9+

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