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Comfort Zone 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Aug 1, 2004

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Forty-five seconds west of Barefoot in Barbados, just east of the gully containing Disco Duck, is a bolted slab/arete that requires differing styles. Slab, mantels, and liebacking.

A weak finish, though.


6 draws and 2 more for the chains.

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By Anonymous Coward
Aug 30, 2005

After you mantle that giant chickenhead, there is a variation finish that goes out right to that "flake" ear thingy. Can be a little gritty sometimes, and adds a more sustained finish to what Nathan called weak (the real finish is super easy escape left and up if'n yer scared). This variation apeared sometime around 95 I think, maybe earlier? Calderone maybe, I dunno, don't quote me on that. Anyway, it is kind of fun, even though you cast off, before you can see the bolt, maybe a touch runout depending on your friction skills. try it, sure to excite! Again tougher for short folks...."look" for that chickenhead over e lip!
By Greg Gavin
From: SLC, UT
Dec 7, 2010
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

this is a nice warm up, and start to a fun slab circuit that goes-Comfort Zone, Barefoot, Prepositional Phrase, Green A (kind of a slab climb right?), The Rumba, and finish on Mind Blow.
By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
Dec 7, 2010
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

That's one manly slab circuit Greg!
By Charlie S
From: Ogden, UT
Mar 31, 2012

Seeing the bolt, I took the right "ear" variation. Topping out to the left looked way run out. The friction moves over to the ear are not bad.
By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
Sep 11, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Always enjoyed this one. Was up there the other night and wondering who sprayed the bolts all over and too close to this one?
By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
Sep 11, 2012
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Holy squeeze-fest extravaganza... Indirect start variation is my favorite FA style too.
By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
Oct 28, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

So went back and it seems the two new routes to the left that share the same anchor (5.5 rib and 5.8 to its right) don't squeeze to badly onto Comfort Zone which is a great route and well worth doing. Take care getting to the first bolt - you can use the weird bolt on the in-direct start (to the left) to get a draw/rope on the first bolt to make it safer. After the mantle, I've always climbed to the right to get to the final bolt and you can get a small tcu in the seam before it.
By Garret Nuzzo-Jones
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 19, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I've done the route to the left and right going up to the final bolt. It's easier, but far less interesting on the left side. Go to the right into the shallow dihedral for superior friction moves and a exciting finish. The crux comes after clipping the bolt anyway so you're almost doing the moves on toprope. Fantastic moves reaching for that final chickenhead.

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