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Cling Of Pain 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: ?
Season: Fall, winter, spring
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Submitted By: JJ Schlick on Dec 4, 2006

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A .75 is ideal for the middle

Partially Closed.


To the right of the 5.8 corner is a seam/crack in the middle of the smooth face. Climb chunky rock to the base of this. Clip the bolt and crimp up to better holds and another bolt. Move up and left dropping in a piece or two and work your way to another bolt and a boulder problem crux. Old school open coldshuts await you at the top.


Single set wires, cams.

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By Luke W.
From: Prescott
Mar 3, 2009
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

I have always known this as Cling of Pain.
By ccmski body
From: Seattle, WA
Oct 20, 2009
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

Cling of Pain seems to be what is in the printed literature- don't know about King Cling
By Kevin Keith
Nov 30, 2009

This route was originally named "Cling of Pain"
By BCramer
From: Prescott
Dec 1, 2009

How about King of Plain?
By Chas Waterman
Apr 11, 2012

do you guys know what that arcing seam in the middle is? TRed it yesterday, pretty fun little variation.
By J. Hickok
Sep 16, 2012

So short.
By Derek Field
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Mar 2, 2016
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Huge sandbag for 5.10a with a few tricky painful crimps on steep slab.
By Kevin Keith
Mar 20, 2016

Hi Derek, the route has become more difficult over time as some holds broke since the original ascent. I put it as 10d in the new guide.
By Derek Field
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Sep 6, 2016
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Hey Kevin, sounds about right, good keeping up on it.

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