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Sudden, Yet Inevitable Betrayal 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Darren Knezek
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Submitted By: Darren Knezek on Sep 7, 2013
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BETA PHOTO: 18 Sudden, Yet Inevitable Betrayal 5.10a
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A harder-than-it-looks sequence off the ground to clip the second bolt, then fun, but somewhat tricky climbing to a short section of lower-angled rock. The lower-angled rock then steepens to vertical as you approach the intimidating roof. Just keep telling yourself it really is .10a as you grope for holds over the roof and maybe even catch a little air.


Climbs up through a shallow trough ten or fifteen feet left of a tree through a roof up high.


14 bolts, ring anchors.

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By Austin Baird
From: SLC, Utah
Sep 12, 2013
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

Great climb up through the ninth bolt. At bolt 9, the rock quality gets worse and makes every move slower and more methodical up to the roof. There might be some secret beta for pulling the roof that makes it 10a but I played around up there for about 5 minutes and didn't find anything that felt easier than 10c\d. I thought this felt substantially harder than the 10b right next to it and a little harder than the 10c two routes over.

By Perin Blanchard
From: Orem, UT
Sep 12, 2013

(Cue evil chuckle from Darren...)

It really is right around .10a, but the key hold isn't immediately obvious from below and the crux is fairly sequential for a .10a.

(I didn't onsight it, which for me is unusual at this grade. I'm sure once it's all chalked up it'll be a bit more obvious.)

By Austin Baird
From: SLC, Utah
Sep 13, 2013
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

Perin - I thought I could hear DK chuckling as I flailed around over that roof :)