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Routes in Struggler Cliff

Big Surprise TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Go to the Corner TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Knobby Face TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Knobby Wall+ TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Splitter T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Struggler T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Surprise T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Swinger TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: TR, 40 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Paul Rezucha on Dec 3, 2005
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Big Surprise is the climb just right of the large offwidth crack called Surprise (5.8). Climb up the steep face on thin holds to gain the lower angle rock above. If you are 5' 10" or taller, a long reach up over the bulge to thin holds lessens the number of hand movements. Otherwise it looks like you angle slightly right progressively moving hands higher on small holds. A fun route but it's really 8' worth of climbing.


This toprope climb uses the same tree anchor as Splitter which is the tree as you start going down the gully to the climbs.


Justin Johnsen
Nor Cal
Justin Johnsen   Nor Cal  
Cottrell calls this one 5.10+. Though 6' 0" tall, I tend to agree, since I can generally work out 5.10a to 5.10b routes more quickly than this one. Jan 5, 2015