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Love Stinks 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 115'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Joe Rousek and Tony Puppo, 2/90
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Submitted By: Jon duSaint on Dec 12, 2006

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from the base


Very long and steep climb. Thin crux down low (which can be avoided by climbing way right) to steep jug haul to pumpy bulge.


Can just lower to the large ledge with a 70m rope with the belayer on the ground. Be very careful of rope ends.


11 bolts

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By andy patterson
From: Carpinteria, CA
Feb 27, 2012

Fantastically long. The runout sections didn't seem too threatening, especially since they are high on the route. In my opinion, the 5.11 rating comes from the sustained nature of the route, not because there are any particularly memorable cruxes.
By Jeff Scheuerell
Jan 5, 2014

My favorite Gorge pitch! The runouts in the middle keep my attention every time.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Nov 29, 2014
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Did this with an old 70m today and it barely made it ledge to ledge, no way could we have belayed from the ground. A fresh 70m should be fine, but probably best to belay from the ledge (single belay bolt) if your rope is old.

That said, mega fun pitch. Well worth doing!

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