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Body Surfin' 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: EricD on Mar 21, 2008

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Body surfin


This route is fun. The start (a slabby ledge) and finish (a bit past vertical) are the toughest parts, but the holds are great and reminiscent of some of the granite boulders around Bishop, CA. Just follow the big holds.


The start is just left of the big chimney. It begins with a ledge about 4 feet high that leads to a small right-facing dihedral.


Top rope or a rack with a wide range of gear. Two bolts on top serve as an anchor.

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By Scott Gilliam
From: Raleigh, NC
Feb 5, 2009

A nice 5.8-ish variation keeps to the right and finishes on the steeper crack to the right of the regular finish with good gear and fun moves.
By George Heib
Sep 30, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Great top rope route or a nice chicken head sling fest. Really 5.6ish until the last crack. Great fun moves at the top of this one.
By Joshua McDaniel
From: Johnson City, TN
Dec 5, 2011

A really fun climb, it protects well and is a nice route when working your way up through the trad grades.
By Mike Marsh
From: Columbia
Sep 21, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

The crux crack at the top made me stop and think and hunt -- an interesting couple of moves to keep it 5.7-ish. Also, interesting 5.6-ish face climbing leading up to the large ledge. Would rate it higher save for this ledge which is immediately under the crux.
By Chris Funk
Feb 4, 2016
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13

Nice 5.8. Be sure to bring a rope tarp. This area is notorious for water seeping out of the stone and soaking ropes. makes for great facsimile "pee pants" on a fast rap.
When throwing down rope, be sure to miss the dogwood below... it never fails.

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