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Suzi Has No Choice 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Mark Tjaden, Jasper Hillhouse
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Brian Shelton on Mar 24, 2002

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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


Suzi Has No Choice, is 100 yards to the right of Puttermans Big Toe. It is a right leaning finger to fist crack to the top of a flake. It is only 35 or so feet but the moves are all fun. The bottom is great for a finger workout.


This is a short route so only three or four placements are needed, Gear: #5 nut at the bottom (Crux),BD#3 in the middle to BD#4 at the top to gain the top of the giant flake (35 feet). Anchors can be made from two 3 to 4 inch cams behind the flake. Lower the second then drop the rope behide the flake and rap of it.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mark Tjaden on the 1st ascent of Suzi Has No Choic...
Mark Tjaden on the 1st ascent of Suzi Has No Choic...
Rock Climbing Photo: On the finger section of Suzi.
On the finger section of Suzi.
Rock Climbing Photo: North Face "Neighbor Of Putterman"
BETA PHOTO: North Face "Neighbor Of Putterman"

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By Brian Shelton
Sep 3, 2002

There is now a two bolt anchor for this route.
By Mark Tjaden
Nov 15, 2002
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

It may be short, but it is a great route. The no choice comes from having no choice but to support your boys. Suzi is my wife. This route is a perfect example of the best of both worlds. Think crack, little overhang, plus a wide fist jam at the top.

By Brian Shelton
Jan 20, 2006

By Ryan Huetter
From: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Apr 17, 2006

By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Apr 27, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This is a fantastic route. Great fingers on the lower section with little for the feet, a fun transition into the wide crack, easy(ish) offwidth to the top.
By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 26, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I climbed this again on 10/24/13; there was nothing on the anchor bolts. I threaded one piece of black webbing and attached a quick link for rappel. This was meant as a temporary descent anchor - PLEASE DO NOT TRUST THIS ANCHOR WITHOUT ADDING TO IT.

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