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Happy Face (AKA Kitchen Sink) 

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

Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Aaron Miller
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Submitted By: Anthony Stout on Mar 8, 2006

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Charlie starting Happy Face.


Climb large holds just right of the arete, over the hump, climbing over very low angle (unprotected) rock. Clip a bolt over the lip, and hand jam to the anchors, which are shared with Winter Warm-up crack.


This route is left of corner crack, "Winter Warm-up (5.8)". There are two routes on this face left of this crack, this one is the second.


Bolts to chain anchor.

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By Karl Kiser
Apr 1, 2008

We put the anchors in on Winter Warmup, a crack which probably had a previous ascent. We also top roped and cleaned this route prior to its bolting and FA.
By Anthony Stout
From: Albuquerque, NM
Apr 1, 2008

So did Aaron Miller do the FA? Should both of your names be there?
By Karl Kiser
Apr 2, 2008

No, leave the information as it exists. My point is that the Mountain Project site becomes the de facto history site and the history is a little more complex. See Bob D'Antonio's comment to the main Diablo Canyon section. Perhaps he will view Rick Bradshaw's detailed photos and identify his 1970s FAs.

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