Type: Trad, 300 ft (91 m), 3 pitches
FA: Pat Callis & Mike Dent, August 1966
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Shared By: C Miller on Jan 19, 2006
Admins: C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

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This is a third pitch variation to Surprise that improves upon that route with a slightly harder but much cleaner last pitch.

P1) Start in the middle of the wall and climb a short right-facing corner system (thin pro), then continue up and left on unprotected but very easy face (5.0) to a 3 bolt anchor.

P2) Up and right along a ramp/flake system to reach a bolt (5.8) and then into an easy right-facing corner atop which is a 3 bolt belay (the regular belay for Surprise). Clip this anchor and continue right to a separate 2 bolt anchor.

P3) Steep friction face (5.9) past three bolts to a gear belay on top.

Descend via the Bye Gully.


Bolts, gear to 3 inches


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