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Indian Summer 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c R

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 85'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c R [details]
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Submitted By: Mike Marmar on Mar 25, 2015

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Description 

Start on the slab just left of the start to Good Times and Pure Pleasure. Climb up to a very thin pinched crack, and continue up as it widens.

Protection 

The pro is poor to non-existent for the first 30ft or so. A single rack with some small nuts and micro cams is sufficient. Finger to hand size pieces for the belay.


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By Ryan Hamilton
From: Orem
Apr 24, 2015

First the R rating is legit. There are zero options for protection for the first 30 ft. Complete blank slab. Full disclosure: I climbed this on top rope and was not able to finish this climb. The 5.8 rating slab rating is probably a little sandbagged like most City routes. That said, after I lowered down from my 7th try I watched Kim Miller walk up this route like it was a nothing at all. I don't think he even had to think about it. He even borrowed my shoes to climb and tied in with a bow-line around the waist (no harness) to climb it.
By zoso
Apr 24, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R

Or better yet, you can lead it thinking it's Good Times since you can't read a guide book. If you do this expect no pro until ~30 feet up and then a bomber #1 camalot AFTER the 5.8 crux which is a high step smear from crimpers. Der.

Also I found humor in your opinion that City routes are sandbagged. I've always thought the opposite.

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