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Post Orgasmic Depression 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: C. Bellizzi, 1981.
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Apr 25, 2007

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This is a Pinnacles classic. Odd name.

Ascend an aesthetic, vertical face on small embedded rocks in a conglomerate face. Ascend a small right-facing dihedral. Pass 7 bolts with the crux being above the 4th bolt. 3 bolts anchor.


On the East face of The Monolith, between Foreplay/Several Small Species and Indirect Traverse/Hawaiian Noises.


7 bolts and a 3 bolt anchor.

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By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Mar 23, 2008

A fabulous sport climb. Sustained, pumpy, cool holds.
By Kyle Queener
From: Monterey, California
Jan 30, 2009

Downgraded to 5.10d. Great route, excellent warm up. Highly recommended.
By Keith Forest
Feb 19, 2011

This route is 11a contrary to Young's new book.
By Gabe Huie
Sep 4, 2014
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Great sustained route. A little overhung to feel the pump for the 2nd half of the route. The start has some greasy holds so chalk up for the first two bolts.