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Surface Tension 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Charles Cole, George Willig, Randy Vogel, and Steven Anderson, 1984
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Jul 8, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: Surface Tension, 5.10d


A classic steep face climb! A difficult and scary sequence leads up to the first bolt (don't fall here!). Sustained, exciting, and somewhat runout climbing goes up from there.


just left of The Eye on the southwest face


4 bolts (3/8"), gear to 3" for the anchor

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By C Miller
Oct 15, 2007

The old 1/4" bolts on this have been replaced.

By Souljah
From: Northern NM
Feb 2, 2010

I wouldn't know how to rate the lunge to the hueco/pod below the 1st bolt , but it's definitely a move you don't want to blow. At 5'9" with a very average ape-index it took a loooong time before I finally committed. Long enough that I began to feel foolish tied-in , racked-up and still standing on the ground. I seem to remember a move up high that came within a whisper of JT .11a. Very good climbing with a bit of a psych factor.

By darryl banks
Dec 8, 2011

souljah craked me up...i love a climbers who can laugh @ demselves