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Pleasant Surprise 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 95'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Gene Ellis, George Watson, May 1991
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Submitted By: Jay Eggleston on Jul 29, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: The anchor tree.

Description 

This route is not bad, but the crux is hard and not that pleasant if you are not a good 10c slab climber. The crux is above the bolt, and it may be a surprise. You start in a thin crack which protects best with small cams. Above the crux, you find a nice ledge to rest on. From the ledge, a crack goes up to the anchor tree. This is not the best crack as it contains some loose rock and suspect holds. It does protect all right. This is a challenging route if you make it to this rock.

There is a 5.8 variation start listed in the book done by using the crack right of the bolt. I did not do it.

Location 

This is the leftmost route at the crag. You find the start by viewing a single bolt above a thin crack. You walk off to the left after doing the climb.

Protection 

Standard rack and 1 bolt. There is a tree anchor on top.


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Rock Climbing Photo: The thin crack and bolt near the bottom.
BETA PHOTO: The thin crack and bolt near the bottom.

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