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

Type:  Sport, 95'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Karl & Martin Seidenschmid ~ 5/08
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Submitted By: Dustin Brubaker on May 22, 2009

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"Numb Nuts."


Impressive line of bolts lead you into large, right-facing dihedral system. Climb past broken face and dihedral system to ledge. Tricky move off ledge, through face to belay anchor.


Furthest route left before trail elevates to Old School Wall.



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Rock Climbing Photo: Numb Nuts 5.8 sport lead
Numb Nuts 5.8 sport lead
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Numb Nuts 8-16-13
Rock Climbing Photo: Katie K. finishing Numb Nuts.
BETA PHOTO: Katie K. finishing Numb Nuts.

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By joet trap
From: Amherst, MA
Oct 18, 2009

great 5.8 lead for a beginner at this grade -- oodles of bolts!
By Teh Phuzzy
Jun 8, 2010

oodles+ I brought up 14 qd's and used them all plus my anchors at the top. Great beginner lead climb and the view at the top completes it. Everything at O-Zone has a great view at the top.
By Mike Zasadzien
May 14, 2014

Definitely requires the FULL 60m rope if not more. If you have chopped either ends, don't expect to make it down to the ground. Like the others said, great route to learn on since it has soooo many bolts.
By Marielle Breneman
From: Portland, OR
Jun 29, 2015

This was one of my first few outdoor leads, and am grateful to my friends for the suggestion. The closely spaced bolts make the route feel safer and the falls are relatively clean.

I might not necessarily suggest this as someone's very first outdoor lead, but maybe more like after they have just a handful or so under their belt. It's really a great climb!

Note: 70m rope is useful. 60m rope might be cutting it a bit short.
By Jeff Hofheins 1
From: Portland, OR
Aug 27, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I love this route. It has a bit of everything and lots of bolts. I don't know why people complain about all the bolts. (eyesore maybe?) If you don't want to clip them all, skip some. BEAUTIFUL view!
By tsherry
From: Portland, OR
Oct 16, 2015

Babies first lead climb. Nice warm up route.

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