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Beg to Differ S 
Changing Forms S 
Chunky Monkey S 
Grave Humor TR 
Outspoken, The S 
Shunned, The S 
Some Of Us Become Surgeons S 
Torn Flesh S 
Total Darkness T 
Whole Lotta Trouble S 

Some Of Us Become Surgeons 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: 72HW on Jan 28, 2009

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Thinky and thin with some great movement to gain clipping stances, follow the obvious bolt line up and over the bulge down low to gain a series of committing edges to the top.


Route is the first bolt line right of the obvious wide crack on the wall (Total Darkness - 5.7)


3 bolts - chains at the top

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Nice big undercling
Nice big undercling
Just above the crux of this short but sweet climb
Just above the crux of this short but sweet climb

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By Tristan B
From: La Crescenta, CA
Oct 31, 2009

Be gentle on the the flake! It flexes.
By C Miller
Jan 11, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Thin edges over a bulge at the start gain a stance below some hollow flakes which must be utilized as you move up and left on runout but easy jugs to the anchors. It's possible to cheat at the start by going left into the crack but why would you do that?
By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Jan 20, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Some nice moves on this one.
By Jeff swear
From: hesperia, ca
Sep 15, 2013

Def. missing some flakes by the second bolt, guessing this was the undercling at one point.
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