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The Price of Fear 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Milo Prodanovich & Steve McKinny, 1969, FFA: Tobin Sorenson & Matt Cox, 1972
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Submitted By: Richard Shore on Aug 25, 2012

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An airy, spectacular, and dramatic conclusion to either Super Pooper 5.10b or The Flakes 5.11c. Thin, technical slab climbing along the lip of a massive dihedral high on the Upper West Face Bulge.

From the top of P2 on Super Pooper, traverse out right along a thin crack to gain a vertical crack that varies from fingers to hands. Above the crack, 3 closely spaced bolts protect difficult slab climbing with big exposure.

A must do!


A variation finish for both Super Pooper 5.10b and The Flakes 5.11c.


Standard rack, 3 bolts.

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By x15x15
Aug 28, 2012

I can't believe that it has taken this long to get this route on mtn project. It will be interesting to see if it increases traffic on the route. The Price of Fear is quite fun and not as bad as the name suggests...
By roman d
From: Pasadena, CA
Sep 17, 2012

Standup Flake to Super Pooper to Price of Fear is one of the better 5.10 linkups on Tahquitz
By Will S
From: Joshua Tree
Sep 30, 2012
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Very fun pitch with cool position, pretty easy for 10c Idyllwild slab, with pro right where you need it. If this is near your limit, don't let the rating dissuade you.
By Tradoholic
Apr 8, 2015
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

I think I used magic to do the finish slab.
By Alex Doria
From: San Diego
Jun 22, 2015

This a must do... a great finish to Super Pooper. Totally protectable until the slab after the last bolt but it really eases up. A MUST DO.

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