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Senior Moment 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ British: MS 4a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 160'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ British: MS 4a [details]
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Submitted By: Larry DeAngelo on Feb 28, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: Senior Moment follows the crack system on the face...


Climb the varnished crack system on the face to the left of the Pillar Talk pillar. Bear right at the top.


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By Nathan Wiersma
Mar 23, 2012

Not impresses by this route. Climbed about 20 feet up, and in that span broke 3 big holds. Seems sketchy.

By Tom Lausch
From: Madison WI
Nov 28, 2012
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a

Great route. With more climbing it will clean up. There is some slings and rap rings at the top but dont be fooled. Rap from Sleeper. 60M rope will not cut the mustard for the rao down. Doubles.

By John Hegyes
From: Las Vegas, NV
Mar 20, 2014

I found this to be a surprisingly good route with interesting features. The route must have cleaned up, I didn't see any loose rock. This is a good way to access the upper tier. As mentioned, to rappel, double ropes are the only way to go, even a single 70 won't get the job done.

By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Mar 20, 2014

You can rap Sleeper with a single 70m line if you dont want to drag a second rope out there.

By Ben Townsend
Apr 17, 2014

Very nice climbing. Apparently it has cleaned up a bit, as we had no issues with rock quality. An esthetic way to reach Chocolate Tranquility Fountain.