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Alienation Effect T 
Blue Steel S 
Catharsis T 
Dork Crack T 
Homecoming Princess S 
Interstellar S 
Phantasmagorical S 


YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Tim Nguyen, Dave Robb ~2003
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Submitted By: Charlie S on Dec 6, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Take your pick: Catharsis or Alienation Effect?


Oldschool 5.9! Enjoy it and find the hidden buckets between technical sections. Move left after the overhang and follow the crack as it changes size and directions.


Start is the same as Alienation Effect. Locate the runout face about 20 feet to the left of FDR's dihedral, just uphill from Interstellar.


Bring small stuff up to a BD #0.75. The gear can be tricky.

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By Charlie S
From: Ogden, UT
Dec 6, 2014

I found this stout for a 5.9. A surprise, given that some of the other routes at Asbury feel soft. The moves are good but make sure your gear is too.
By Colby Wayment
From: Ogden, UT
Apr 6, 2015

So, the history on this one is that after I put in the top anchors to FDR, Tim Nguyen and Dave Robb went up to go climb FDR. They noticed the two cracks to the left, which I had noticed too (I was going to add a bolt to what is now Alienation Effect before I led it), but Tim fired up both leads. Tim is strong and Dave is old school, which probably is the basis for the ratings.

FA: Tim Nguyen, Dave Robb ~2003.
By Charlie S
From: Ogden, UT
Apr 6, 2015

Thanks for the history! FA info added.

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