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Strike A Scowl 

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

Type:  Sport, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Eddie Begoon and Kris Kline
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Submitted By: Ladd Raine on May 17, 2007

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The face of Strike a Scowl, NRG.


Perhaps too popular. It is one of the only places on Endless Wall that might(on a busy day) have a line.

Originally a 5.10d R trad line, it was bolted by accident due to poor communication, however, the FA-ers agree to just let this classic line stay bolted.

Start from the leaning block atop the giant boulder, climb the cool face straight up to anchors. Clipping the anchors is the crux if you go left, if you go right it is substantially easier.


Climb the east face just right of the arete of Diamond point and just right of the flake of Supersymmetry (5.7 X)


Bolts to Anchors. Topout-able with some ease.

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Chris Egress near the anchors of Strike a Scowl
Chris Egress near the anchors of Strike a Scowl
Di leading Strike a Scowl.
Di leading Strike a Scowl.
Taylor Gum climbing Strike a Scowl
Taylor Gum climbing Strike a Scowl

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By attila
May 2, 2010

A lovely setting and 1st-rate rock.
By Shawn Heath
From: Forchheim, Germany
Sep 8, 2010
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

I finally led this thing. A while ago my friend led it and I had respect for his lead, but leading it myself woke me up to what he did. I'm 5'7" and so is he, so he had to climb up to the first bolt. This means that if you screwed up and fell, you'd probably pitch off the boulder you're on (which is about 30 feet up) and pull your belayer off with you, unless they had the foresight to anchor themselves. After that it's just a contemplative route and you don't have to worry about falling, despite the fact that you're standing on dime edges much of the time.
And to comment on the popularity of the route, this had a 3hr line on Labor Day weekend!
By Gif Zafred
From: Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 30, 2010

Do this route... if you can get on it! My favorite warm-up in the area. A stick clip might be smart for the first bolt. Starts off hard and eases as you progress.
By sanz
From: Raleigh, NC
Nov 12, 2012

The awesome setting makes this good climb feel even better.
By Matt Powers
From: Madison, VA
Aug 29, 2014

Nice route. I would definitely stick clip the first bolt. The opening moves seemed pretty desperate for the grade.
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