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Comfortably Numb 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 160'
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Karl Kelley and Dylan Warren
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Submitted By: Ryan Curry on Jun 7, 2008

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Darren Knezek on "Comfortably Numb".

RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek MORE INFO >>>


Crazy long, this route makes a good "warm-up" for the area. 160' of hands to wide hands in a left-facing corner. Rests aplenty keep the grade down. The crux is a short wide section halfway up. Double rope rappel.


This is the obvious long hands corner just left of Pigs On the Wing, to the right of Goodbye Cruel World.


(1) each 1" to 1 3/4", (5) 2", (4) 3", (3) 3.5", and (1) 4" piece.

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By Sam Lightner, Jr.
From: Lander, WY
Jun 11, 2008

I think Kalous, AKA The SAG, did the F.A.
By chris Kalous
Jul 8, 2008

Not true. Whoever did the first 6 routes in the book did this one, too.
By todd bogan
Feb 3, 2010

Seems like Karl Kelley & Dylan Warren FA'd
'numb', as well as the other routes that got
this crag started.
By Phill T
Apr 1, 2012

gotta say, careful pulling your ropes and rapping off this sucker. Easy to get em sucked into the crack and wrapped around some unknown junk deep deep in there. Carry loops down in slings as you rap and then pull way from the side, almost had to chop my 70 the other day.
By Karl kelley
Sep 4, 2014

This was the first route put up on the wall..
By Moritz B.
Oct 20, 2014

Definitely be careful not to get your rope stuck in the lower third. It was great to protect the start with a #6. A #5 right off the halfway ledge is also very, very handy. Amazing, long route. Don´t miss it!
By Andrew Schrader
From: Helena, Montana
Apr 24, 2017

Great route to test endurance. I placed #6 and #5 in offwidth section at bottom. Placed 6 2s, 7 3s, 3 4s, 1 or 2 1s, wouldn't say that I zippered it up. Save a #2 for the roof below the chains. Used a #4 below and above the halfway ledge.

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