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YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: John Cardmon, Rob Stauder, Bryan Muramoto & Brad Singer, June 2006
Season: Late Spring - Fall
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Submitted By: C Miller on Aug 14, 2006

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P.H.D. (5.10c), 8000 Foot Crag


This enjoyable route starts on the far left side of the face and features enjoyable moves up a slightly overhung face with positive holds. The first bolt is kinda high above a bad landing, so a stick clip may be prudent for shorter climbers.

Sidepulls along opposing aretes and edges work up the face to a hidden jug just past the second bolt. Continue up and left into an awkward flared, left-facing dihedral, pull a small roof and finish up a short section of easy face to anchors.

A bit dirty in the corner system, but the overall quality of the climbing and the novel moves make it easy to overlook this detail, and with more traffic this will only get better.


5 bolts, open shuts

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P.H.D. (5.10c), 8000 Foot Crag
P.H.D. (5.10c), 8000 Foot Crag

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By Beau Skelton
From: Palm Desert, UT
Aug 30, 2015

Surprisingly great route! First clip is pretty exciting. I did it from a fat layback from the left side and then climbed onto the slabby face. The crux on this bad boy is from the 3rd to 4th bolt in my opinion. You have to lobster claw this shark fin of a rock and awkwardly sink your body into this weird feature. All around super cool route and really fun and committing moves!

Consensus: 10c - 3 star
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