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Private Eye 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Bob Gaines and Patty Kline, April 2011
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Bob Gaines on Apr 27, 2011
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Description 

The leftmost of four bolted routes.

Climb a slab past 6 bolts to a ledge, then up a headwall with easier climbing to the top. The crux is smearing on edges and pure friction past the first 4 bolts. (5.10a)

The rock quality is less than perfect, but will only get better with traffic.


Protection 

6 bolts, CDs from 1 to 1.5 inches. 2 bolt anchor 80 ft.



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Hidden Slab <br /> <br />A. Private Eye 5.10a <br />B. Under the Radar 5.8
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A. Private Eye 5.10a
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Tucker Tech on Private Eye.
Tucker Tech on Private Eye.
Doing the work up close.
Doing the work up close.
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By toddgordon
From: Joshua Tree, California
Apr 28, 2011

Good route which will only get better with traffic....again;..way to go, Bob Gaines....

By Mary Moser
May 18, 2011

We enjoyed this route last weekend. Some loose stuff, but it's cleaning up nicely already.

By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
Apr 23, 2012

As of 4/22, this route still rains with kitty litter.

By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Mar 18, 2014

Not a person out seeking the slab routes I found this quite enjoyable and thankful of my partner Kelly who was doing all the leading for the day. Well placed bolts with the crux probably around the 4th bolt then eases considerably towards the top. Thoughtful anchors make for an easy rap. I would not consider this a grain pile spring of 2014.... must have cleaned up or my bar for such quite low?