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Pure Joy 

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

   
Type:  Trad
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Andy Fitz and Ed Mosshart (1987)
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Submitted By: Devan Johnson on Jun 7, 2007

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Pure Joy, 5.10c

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Description 

This route was so absurdly good, it just had to be added to the database. A left leaning fingercrack leads to one beautiful fingerlock after another. In an area stacked with quality climbs, this route stands apart. One of many three star routes put up by Andy Fitz and Ed Mosshart.

Location 

Pure joy is located to the right of the "Tiers roof". Two fingercracks come together to form a V shape. Pure joy is the crack on the left, and "The Reckoning" (10b) is the crack on the right (also absurdly good).

Protection 

.75 camalot and smaller. Eats up stoppers.


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Shirley leading Pure Joy (2009).  Took a small but...
Shirley leading Pure Joy (2009). Took a small but...

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By Chris Winter
From: Portland, OR
Sep 9, 2008

Exhilerating! The crack wants to spit you off to the left but hang in there. The pro gets sketchy at up top so save some gas for the end and battle the pump to the chains. Great route.
By Andy Laakmann
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From: Bend, OR
May 3, 2012
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

TRd this after leading the 10b next door... great route and would be a solid lead.