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Ellie's Sweet Kiss 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Rafe on Aug 22, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Ellie's Sweet Kiss and EB-1


No cruxes, all very easy. Heavily overrated. A fun jug haul climb though.


The longest route on the larger more sun exposed face of the Eastern Block.

There are several other routes between 5.7 and 5.9 on this face as well.


6 bolts

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By gregman
Sep 2, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Fun longer climb! They may have added a bolt recently near the anchors, because there was definitely 7 bolts when I climbed it yesterday. I wouldn't exactly say there are no cruxes because there are some interesting moves when you are leading it, but it's certainly an easy top rope for any confident beginner.
By Richard Bone
May 3, 2013
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13

This was my first lead at exit 38. I second gregman on there being 7 bolts. Also, someone seems to have placed a bolt right above the anchor. I'm guessing someone really likes having their own clip in for a PAS? The climb is fun and exposed, with there not really being any difficult moves, just a little heady leading it.
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Nov 4, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

this is a fun route, however suffers from poor bolt placement, be careful and maybe use long runners.
By Speckid
May 26, 2017

3rd bolt from the floor (the one that protrudes from the obvious lip) is quite a bit 'wiggly'. Also the last bolt before the chains is a TINY bit loose as well. Be safe out there. Super fun route.

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