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Patent Leather Pump 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Chuck Buzzard, June 1984
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Submitted By: Ian McEleney on Jan 2, 2007

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Shirley leading Patent Leather Pump.

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Fun stemming down low. Higher up decide to keep stemming, or jam the nice left crack to the bolted anchors.


The third route to the left of Southern Cross. Starts up two cracks (the left one is about 4 inches) just left of a stumpy pillar.


gear to 3 inches

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By rpc
Feb 11, 2010

This got officially downgraded to a .9 in the new guidebook while Cruel Sister got a slight promotion to a 10b and something called Titus (a whaaaa?!??...exactly) made VP by going from a 5.9 to a 5.10b R :)
By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Jun 9, 2011

I agree with the 5.9. This feels significantly easier than any of the 10a or 10b routes in the gorge. A perfect warm up.
By Burghschred Aliberti
From: Bend, OR
Sep 17, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Felt just like 5.9 to me, maybe even a tad soft. Fun, do it.

Edit: Climbed again and stayed in the left crack. Felt like stout 5.9 that way, but still not .10a

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