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Samsara 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: T. Goss, G. Larson
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Submitted By: Guy H. on Nov 6, 2011

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Description 

If you enjoy 5.10 gear lines, this is the route for you. Samsara climbs a steep crack which grows from fingers, thin hands, hands, fists, and finally off-fists. The starting hand crack is protected by a couple bolts, which leads to the crux off-fingers crack in the overhanging wall. The final crux is in the fist sized finish to the anchors. A few key face holds keeps this at the 5.10 level. (barely)

A must do trad line!!!

Location 

Climbs the obvious crack to the left of Now and Zen

Protection 

1x 0.4-4 C4, 2x 0.75, 4x #2, extra #4fr or #4C4
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By Daniel Winder
Dec 24, 2013
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

If you are clipping the bolts on the lower crack you will only need one #2. The extra #4 was nice.
By Josh Logan
From: Hood River, OR
Dec 25, 2014

Did this climb yesterday...kicked my ass. The guide book labels it as a 5.10c, I strongly disagree. If you listen to the book, you may find yourself in trouble, it recommends small to medium pro, I wish I would have had 2 X #4s (for the top third of the route), and 2 to 3 X #3. I used all 3 of my #2s that I took up. the rest can be protected with #.5-#.75. The lower bolted portion of the climb can be protected with a #2 if you're not wanting to use any bolts.

Careful on the first perch, a lot of loose rock up to basketball size. The first move into the crack was super physical for me, pulling the quazi roof. Once you get your feet onto the face, its still a super physical route with few places for fists or fingers.

I walked away bloodied and happy. Enjoy.