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Hood Surfing In Socks 

YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Chris Alber, 2000
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Submitted By: Jeff Lockyer on Sep 18, 2001

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BETA PHOTO: Hood Surfing In Socks. The crux is moving past a ...

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Start by either clipping a bolt 6 feet off the ground over a small roof, or climb to the ledge and traverse left to clip the 2nd of 6 bolts. Continue on easy ground to the 4th bolt, and locate a small undercling and shallow, right hand pocket. Crank through the undercling with small feet to reach the lip, and climb to the anchors. This has a nice 2 move crux on a smooth slab.


6 bolts - 2 bolt anchor.


This is located on the "Surprising Crag - South Face". Find this route by locating the obvious laybacking flake above a little roof. This route is the route to the left of this flake.

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Rock Climbing Photo: ABS starting the crux.
ABS starting the crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: ABS setting up.
ABS setting up.

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By Erik L Ahrn_
Oct 27, 2003
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Fun crux... pretty hard I thought!
By Jay Samuelson
From: Denver CO
Apr 28, 2007

Good climb, hard crux. I thought this route was a little harder than the roof/layback to the right of it......little more thought provoking and also hard not to bail out to the right or left to easier terrain. Fun climb, I would say the crux move is .11d
By keith story
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 7, 2010
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Definitely a hard move due to the nearly non-existent feet. Big moves at the crux and strong fingers are a must. Very easy before and after that though.
By ZachS00
From: Denver, CO
Nov 9, 2014

Question on what's on/off: does the intended line ignore the stemming possibilities off to the right, along with the pocket on the far right? That is to say, does one go off the two small crimps on the bolt line up to the terrible dish on the right and the undercling crimp on the left, using only feet on the face?
By Mark E Dixon
From: Sprezzatura, Someday
May 23, 2016
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

I think this route is going to be really hard for folks shorter and with less reach than me. (5'6" +1 ape).

As for on/off, IMHO avoiding the two small crimps on the bolt line up to the terrible dish on the right and the undercling crimp on the left, using only feet on the face? makes an ascent pretty pointless.