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Over The Counter 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a PG13

Type:  Sport, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a PG13 [details]
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Submitted By: Jon Lauters on Jan 7, 2008

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The tree is super solid.


The crux is between the first and second bolt, one tricky move. Butt bombs onto rocks/tree roots are possible. After the second bolt, great cruising on jugs. When you get to the big hueco stay to the right of it.


To the right of Somn Somn.


8 bolts, rap hangers.

Photos of Over The Counter Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: OTC crux on toprope.
OTC crux on toprope.
Rock Climbing Photo: Cruxy area on OTC
Cruxy area on OTC
Rock Climbing Photo:  Mid-April 2011 Over the counter
Mid-April 2011 Over the counter
Rock Climbing Photo: Nick on TR.  First bolt is high.  If Nick was lead...
Nick on TR. First bolt is high. If Nick was lead...

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By Dan Roberts
From: Eastern Iowa
Jul 10, 2008
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

A favorite at P-Rocks. Nice sustained route. 9+ for sure, but as for the pg-13 rating I don't think so. Second bolt is where it should be with some nice holds to use to get it.
By Langlois
From: NYC
Jun 5, 2009

The lower portion (first 40 feet) of this climb was fun 5.9+ climbing. However IMHO the 5.7 scramble to the hangers was very sketchy. There were dozens of broken off holds at the bottom of the climb plus many of the holds at the very top were hollow. Belayers beware. Because of that I don't think this climb is worth it.
By Todd Alston
Jul 2, 2011

Fantastic 5.9 lead. Pulling through first bolt isn't to bad. Nice holds to second. Enjoyable all the way to the top! A must do classic!
By Adam.IA.climber
From: Cedar Rapis
Jul 23, 2011

Awesome Climb! Jugs at the right time! Start and finish were the best!
By Bill McKirgan
From: Cedar Rapids, IA
Aug 15, 2011

A good tip I learned was to aim for the tree to the right of the anchors as you approach the top, and then move left to the anchors.
By Andrew R
Jul 20, 2012

One of my favorite climbs that I've done at PR so far!
By alextaylor116
Jul 16, 2013

See photo for tree Beta on Over the Counter.
By Kons Kourbatov
From: Aurora, CO
Oct 10, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

Climbed this in Late April '13, seemed harder to me then the line to the left of it. The first 2 bolts are kinda sketchy with a bouldery start, wondering if a few key holds broke off.

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