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Pop Goes the Nubbin 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Peter Franzen on Jan 22, 2006

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This enjoyable slab route climbs straight up the middle of The Peanut. It's well-protected and technical climbing.


7 bolts and a bolted anchor

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By ScottH
Jan 30, 2006

I found the second bolt on this climb to be an insecure and spooky clip. Also, the run up to the anchors is fairly run out. I wouldn't upgrade the seriousness of the route (particulary since I am a chicken on pebble pinching slabs), but I didn't think this was a casual 10a romp.
By Peter Franzen
From: Phoenix, AZ
Jan 30, 2006

I see why you say that. I don't think it's quite as run-out as Peanut Brittle (which I gave a PG-13), but I could be remembering it wrong. It's been a few years since I've been on it.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 28, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

The spacing of the 1st two bolts is a little bold- if you call the 5.8 pg13, this one definitely is.
By DJ Reyes
From: Northern Nevada
Jul 13, 2010

I thought that this route was burly for the grade. I also agree that the second clip is a bit of a barn burner.
By Todd99
May 13, 2011

I have to agree the first two bolts are especially spicy. After that it's still challenging but not as intense.
By S. Eppes
From: Bend , OR
Jun 19, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I think the second clip is only sketch if you are too far right. Moving left on to smaller holds just before the bolt led to a nice stance.
By morgoth70
From: Bountiful, UT
Jun 17, 2015
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

In true Smith fashion, the hardest part of the climb is getting to the first bolt which could have been closer to the ground. Agree that the second clip is also a bit spooky and delicate. Fun route

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