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Peer Pressure 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Tom Bowker and Jay Lena 10/87
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Submitted By: lee hansche on Mar 7, 2007

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Description 

Peer pressure takes the intimidating line right up the corner between Kundilini (5.12d) and Social Outcast (5.12a). This route is a favorite at the grade. If you don't have it dialed in, it can get quite pumpy near the chains (to avoid falling at the chains climb to a good hold at the top before clipping).

Starting with a stick clip due to a nasty tumble factor. Head up the right wall on super crimpy holds then up and left in to the corner proper and use pods and pockets to get to the wicked nice rest ledge. Rest up cause it gets harder.
Layback up the flake above past a somewhat hidden pin. This part can be scary looking down at the ledge so focus on your killer footwork, and punch it for the top.You are safe.

Location 

Big corner on the left end of the crag.

Protection 

6 bolts, 1 pin, chains.


Photos of Peer Pressure Slideshow Add Photo
christina on the technical bit before the rest ledge...
christina on the technical bit before the rest led...
photo by MegD
photo by MegD
me in the pumpy upper section
me in the pumpy upper section
Working up and right to the nice rest before the business starts.
Working up and right to the nice rest before the b...
Start of the route, coming out of the corner.
Start of the route, coming out of the corner.
On of the best rests in Rumney :)
On of the best rests in Rumney :)
Peer Pressure:  Starting the upper section, after the rest
Peer Pressure: Starting the upper section, after ...
The start
The start
Me high up on Peer Pressure
Me high up on Peer Pressure
Mike M entering the crux of this wonderful line.
Mike M entering the crux of this wonderful line.
Natasha about to get into it
Natasha about to get into it

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By zswan
Jul 27, 2014

CONDITION REPORT 
Wasp nest was gone as of 5 July when I sent it, looked like someone knocked the nest out.
By Ladd Raine
Administrator
From: Plymouth, NH
May 9, 2007
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Cool climb, bring a spider wand if you are the first one up it that day.
By J. Albers
From: Colorado
Sep 7, 2009
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

If you are short, this climb gets quite hard in hurry. I watched someone that was about 5'4" do this and they were definitely having to do some 5.11 climbing. Nice route.
By Tom Bowker
From: somewhere in the USA
Nov 18, 2009

The pin is gone. A bit more exciting charging to the last bolt.
By Tradoholic
May 25, 2010
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Best moderate at Rumney. Hard to clean on lowering, will you hit the tree?
By S. Neoh
May 26, 2010
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

This route, along with Social Outcast, Social Distortion, Noodle, and Centerpiece are all a challenge to clean on lower. If you have to do it, retrieve the lowest one or two draws by climbing up a short distance from the base (after you have lowered all the way to the ground, without getting the lowest one or two draws). My 2 cents.

-SNeoh
By S. Neoh
Aug 29, 2010
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

I did this route today after a long hiatus. Nice, and it felt less sharp than I remembered. Not sure of the bolt count today but the protection is G-ish even with the pin gone. Hanger on last (Rawl) bolt, after power layback section, is loose. Finish the route; don't grab the chain anchors from the pocket hold.
By Jesse Laniak
Sep 8, 2014

This route is really hard to clean. Even though we left last bolt in my poor friend swung out past the big pine and actually hit the branches behind it. Ouch. My suggestion is to clean to the last bolt. And then tram in below it before getting lowered smoothly to the ground. Then climb up and retrieve the draw. As always, having a partner who is willing to towrope afterwards is also an optimal solution.
By Dominic Rickicki
Sep 14, 2014

Quality route. The movement up the flake is super fun and that rest ledge is something you'll never want to crawl out of. As for the bolt spacing I didn't think it was too terrible. From the ground I noticed that if you were to fall, say, clipping the last bolt you could swing into the roof and take a good hit to the noggin but while I was climbing I didn't think about it at all. You're too busy cranking up that flake and the hold next to the last bolt is great to clip off of anyways. Also some beta on cleaning while lowering, I trammed to the third bolt and left it, then trammed down to second bolt and pulled it then jugged back to the third (this prevents an unexpected swing) then i just unhooked my tram and took the fun swing out into the air, I did have to kick off the tree though as I swung out so watch that. The first bolt we just scrambled up to unclip it.