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I Gotta Wear Shades 

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

Type:  TR, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Steve Lineberry on Jul 21, 2009

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Climb the crack / dihedral for 25 feet then move right following the arete through the overhangs to the top.


Locate the narrow buttress with gullies on both sides 100 feet left of the Foreign Trade Zone buttress.


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By Joshua McDaniel
From: Johnson City, TN
Dec 5, 2011

I wish I could remember more about the day I did this route. An old note in my climbing journal says on 1/8/2006 (beautiful day for Pilot, high 55F). Onsighted Body Surfin, Snooker, 8-Ball, I Gotta Wear Shades. I remember starting at the Pool Hall and just working my way up the cliff line picking off the possible trad lines I thought I could do at the time. Seem to remember thinking it looked kind of intimidating, but it wasn't too bad.
By Adam Paashaus
From: Greensboro, North Carolina
Nov 28, 2015

I would call this a potential candidate for an R rating mainly for the fall consequence in the crux area and the holds aren't super positive for a couple moves. I had small C3's (likely the only gear that would fit a tiny pod) that gave me a marginal gear till you get up to the next break in the rock but I'd say you wouldn't want to fall right there. Then chicken heads (sling) and cracks to the top. A worthy and fun lead.
By Benandstuff
From: Winston-Salem, NC
4 days ago

This is quite a fun route and I am surprised nobody really talks about it.

I put gear in the crack under the ledge and in the crack on the far left near the Teflon Toes bolt (slung long). While I don't think I would have been seriously hurt if I fell, the gear was definitely a little lower/farther away than one would want through the crux, which is dihedral stemming and not anything secure.

Bring a .75 for right after the crux.

Don't be afraid to do the beached whale onto the shelf.

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