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Patent Leather Pump 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a

   
Type: Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Chuck Buzzard, June 1984
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Description 

Fun stemming down low. Higher up decide to keep stemming, or jam the nice left crack to the bolted anchors.


Location 

The third route to the left of Southern Cross. Starts up two cracks (the left one is about 4 inches) just left of a stumpy pillar.


Protection 

gear to 3 inches



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By rpc
Feb 11, 2010

This got officially downgraded to a .9 in the new guidebook while Cruel Sister got a slight promotion to a 10b and something called Titus (a whaaaa?!??...exactly) made VP by going from a 5.9 to a 5.10b R :)

By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Jun 9, 2011

I agree with the 5.9. This feels significantly easier than any of the 10a or 10b routes in the gorge. A perfect warm up.

By Burghschred
From: Bend, OR
Sep 17, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

Felt just like 5.9 to me, maybe even a tad soft. Fun, do it.

Edit: Climbed again and stayed in the left crack. Felt like stout 5.9 that way, but still not .10a