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Choss Avoidance Syndrome 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Benjamin Chapman on Jun 12, 2016

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South Park. Choss Avoidance Syndrome climbs the or...


As the name implies good route finding and astute choice of holds avoids choss and enhances route quality and the fun factor. Begin left of the large hueco on stellar holds on the orange patina plates. Clip the 1st bolt and continue up using the plates for hand and foot holds until a mantle leads to a stance atop the patina plates, being careful of the hollow exfoliated gong-like flake above. If you must use the hollow flake to complete the mantle gently pull down and not out. There's not much holding that "flake" in place. Move left onto the face and climb up on good edges and crimps on a broad black pillar to the anchor. Poor route finding or choice of holds could lead to a choss master's paradise.


Left of the center of the north face of South Park.


5 bolts & chain anchor.

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By Jodi Friedlander
Oct 9, 2016

Fun route, especially the opening moves. Not really that much choss to avoid, but where's there IS choss, it's muy bad.
By Russ Walling
Nov 14, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

The plates are neat and feature some nice pulling. The rest of the route is standard chossy fair. 1.633 stars.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Nov 14, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Three stars for the first two bolts, the rock feature color and overall movement is super good. Then comes the grains and creaky holds dropping to one start for the upper 2/3rds. Combined rating... 2 stars and worth climbing sans those damn chains that you need to thread.