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Super Amazing Sea Monkeys 

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

Type:  Sport, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: John Burcham
Season: Spring & Fall
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Submitted By: jarthur on Apr 12, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Roof city

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Starts out on some steep climbing which ends with a big move over the roof getting up and past the 4th bolt. Continue past a short slabby section to another roof 5 ft below the anchors. Go direct on some thin moves to gain the anchor, and don't bail out left, or right to get to the anchors because you'll miss the last crux! This route packs quite the punch for such a short route.


Part of the section of the cliff called the Impact Zone. Located on a ledge system that can easily be accessed through a tunnel that I completely missed the first time around. Located two routes to the left of Belly of the Whale.


6 bolts and anchors.

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By Andrew Cassidy
Sep 14, 2011

second bolt is spinning a little bit, but an awesome climb none the less
By Jake Jones
From: Richmond, VA
Aug 23, 2013

This thing is a super amazing chosspile until you get past the first bolt. Watch what you pull on and step on until you're clipped in. Great roof climbing on incut jugs underneath. Seriously fun. The 10.d part is going to the anchors above the last bolt. Tightened the spinner this last Saturday. One of my faves at Franklin.
By Gilbert M
Oct 6, 2014
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

A pumpy 5.10! I think it's a little steeper than 5.10, actually. Good route nonetheless.
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