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A Slice Of Life S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Anti-Social Behavior S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Bombs Away T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Bonsai Bulge S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Cavatelli S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Centerpiece S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Five Steps T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Flake, The T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
India T 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Jugline S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Kamikazee S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Kundalini S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Masterpiece S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Noodle, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Peer Pressure S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Pretzel Logic S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Social Climber T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Social Distortion S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Social Obligation S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Social Outcast S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Social Promotion S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
War and Peace S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Type: Sport
FA: Tom Bowker and Jay Lena 10/87
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Shared By: lee hansche on Mar 7, 2007
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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Description

Peer pressure takes the intimidating line right up the corner between Kundilini (5.12d) and Social Outcast (5.12a). This route is a favorite at the grade. If you don't have it dialed in, it can get quite pumpy near the chains (to avoid falling at the chains climb to a good hold at the top before clipping).

Starting with a stick clip due to a nasty tumble factor. Head up the right wall on super crimpy holds then up and left in to the corner proper and use pods and pockets to get to the wicked nice rest ledge. Rest up cause it gets harder.
Layback up the flake above past a somewhat hidden pin. This part can be scary looking down at the ledge so focus on your killer footwork, and punch it for the top.You are safe.

Location

Big corner on the left end of the crag.

Protection

6? bolts, chains. It is best to clean by having somebody second.
Daniel Kaye
Boston, ma
 
Daniel Kaye   Boston, ma
 
Saw a climber and belayer tethered together come swinging into a party on social outcast today while trying to clean.

For this climb, I strongly recommend having the last climber in a party clean while following on TR. Aug 13, 2017
S. Neoh
  5.10c/d
S. Neoh  
  5.10c/d
Now fully equipped with fat glue-in bolts for protection. Pin is no longer there. Anchors unchanged from before - chains with one locking biner and one regular biner. Quality route, stays dry in light rain /showers. Go do it! Aug 2, 2015
Dom R
Ouray, Colorado
Dom R   Ouray, Colorado
Quality route. The movement up the flake is super fun and that rest ledge is something you'll never want to crawl out of. As for the bolt spacing I didn't think it was too terrible. From the ground I noticed that if you were to fall, say, clipping the last bolt you could swing into the roof and take a good hit to the noggin but while I was climbing I didn't think about it at all. You're too busy cranking up that flake and the hold next to the last bolt is great to clip off of anyways. Also some beta on cleaning while lowering, I trammed to the third bolt and left it, then trammed down to second bolt and pulled it then jugged back to the third (this prevents an unexpected swing) then i just unhooked my tram and took the fun swing out into the air, I did have to kick off the tree though as I swung out so watch that. The first bolt we just scrambled up to unclip it. Sep 14, 2014
Jesse Laniak
Somerville MA
Jesse Laniak   Somerville MA
This route is really hard to clean. My suggestion is to clean to the last bolt and then tram in right above it. Then, have your partner lower you slowly out an an angle towards the ground. Afterwards, climb up and retrieve the draw. As always, having a partner who is willing to top rope afterwards is also an optimal solution. Sep 8, 2014
S. Neoh
  5.10c/d
S. Neoh  
  5.10c/d
This route, along with Social Outcast, Social Distortion, Noodle, and Centerpiece are all a challenge to clean on lower. If you have to do it, retrieve the lowest one or two draws by climbing up a short distance from the base (after you have lowered all the way to the ground, without getting the lowest one or two draws). My 2 cents.

-SNeoh May 26, 2010
Tradiban
  5.10d
Tradiban  
  5.10d
Best moderate at Rumney. Hard to clean on lowering, will you hit the tree? May 25, 2010
Tom Bowker
somewhere in the USA
Tom Bowker   somewhere in the USA
The pin is gone. A bit more exciting charging to the last bolt. Nov 18, 2009
J. Albers
Colorado
  5.10d
J. Albers   Colorado
  5.10d
If you are short, this climb gets quite hard in hurry. I watched someone that was about 5'4" do this and they were definitely having to do some 5.11 climbing. Nice route. Sep 7, 2009
Ladd

  5.10d
Ladd    
  5.10d
Cool climb, bring a spider wand if you are the first one up it that day. May 9, 2007