Suzie's Wild Ride
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Eric belaying Chi on SWW.
The climb starts out down and right from a small cave. Climb past two bolts to a ledge, then transition onto the upper face where the route continues up and right to a rappel station.
Seven (7) bolt protection. Two bolt anchor. Rap rings.
Transitioning onto the upper face on Suzie's Wild ...
BETA PHOTO: Rebecca Manley working the surprisingly awkward fi...
BETA PHOTO: Rebecca Manley working the slightly awkward move o...
Rebecca Manley finishing up the lead of Suzie's Wi...
fun footwork through the upper section
Myself on the difficult traverse section of Susies...
|Comments on Suzie's Wild Ride
|By david baker|
From: jamul, ca
Jan 25, 2007
The first and third bolt on Suzies have been damaged to the point of being unusable. The inconsiderate person who did this left the flattend bolts in the rock. It is to bad some A-whole finds the need to damage a great route and leave the rock with unsitely damaged bolts. Becareful there are other routes at Mission Gorge where there has been bolt damage.
|By C Miller|
Jan 25, 2007
Shame about this as it's a fun route, but perhaps this is retribution for Art's actions at El Cajon Mt. ?
|By Ryan Huetter|
From: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Feb 24, 2007
As of 2/24/07 the bolts on Suzie's Wild Ride are new and usable. Thanks to whoever got out and replaced the hangers.
|By Bill Olszewski|
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jan 27, 2008
Sweet climb! Love the balance, the thin edges and that traverse!
From: Broomfield, CO
Aug 7, 2008
Pretty good deck potential from a couple spots and requires trust in your hands and feet especially in the traverse section. Not a great route for someone not comfortable on lead.
Feb 22, 2009
Great climb, 5.9 seems a little too hard for this route. Follow the bolts and traverse right on the top section (last 3 bolts) prior to moving up. Head up too early and it will seem much harder
|By Raquel ROCKY Robles|
From: Encinitas, CA
Aug 17, 2011
I thought I was ready to lead it. TR'ng this route and figuring out my sequence. Definitely thin, edgy and balancy. Not my strong points. Will continue to work on it :)
From: San Diego, California
Aug 23, 2012
Clipping the sixth bolt is a bit difficult hanging on to thin holds and slopey feet but it's really fun. Ive dont at least 25 different routes at the gorge and this is so far my favorite. 5.8+ or 5.9-.
From: el cajon, CA
Oct 28, 2012
Stay true to the route ( no side climbing, no early top out). It felt like a 5.9- during the traverse followed by the up climb. I think this climb is a little easier for taller people :D
Feb 17, 2013
Great warm up to lead if you climb the 5.9 range. Careful if you tope rope it. I have seen the rope get caught on a rock at the start and when someone fell and they hit the deck.