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I'm So Embarrassed For You 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Randy Vogel and Charles Cole, Feb. 1980
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Submitted By: Bill Olszewski on Aug 1, 2006

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I'm So Embarrassed For You 5.7 on TR.

Description 

Start in the middle of Playhouse Rock, on the right side of an obvious bulge that forms a roof low to the ground. The lower section of this climb is the crux and protects well, and is easier than it looks. Although a bit wide, no offwidth technique is required as there is a finger crack within the wide crack, and several nice holds on the face so look around. After the crux, this route is mostly slab climbing with a crack for pro. Up high there is one more vertical section with an awesome hand crack that again hits the grade. Top belay from a gear anchor and walk off to the south.

Location 

This crack route goes up the middle of the face

Protection 

Pro to 4" but can be climbed on a standard rack.


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By Colin Parker
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From: Idyllwild, CA
May 27, 2009
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Another underrated route on Playhouse. Stop over here for a day and climb all these moderates. Great area for folks breaking into the 5.7 grade.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
May 2, 2014

The start amazingly tricky, so much so I went back down for small gear to protect the first set of sequences. Gear is so-so, a bit flared in spots, a few pods...... Good route just wasn't as obvious as some of the neighboring routes.

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