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Plum Pudding 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: sqwirll on Mar 24, 2009

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Closing in on the anchors on Plum Pudding (5.9).

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This is an awesome layback climb up a right facing corner with finger sized gear. The climbing is fairly sustained, but a few small feet allow for rests and oportunities to place gear.

There is a fun corner to the right that you can TR from the anchors. That corner, PBR, checks in at around 5.10.


This is the obvious right facing corner on the right side of the cliff.

Rappel with 1 rope from 2 bolt anchor


Protection to 0.5 camalot, with extras in the blue and yellow tcu size. There is a good 2 bolt anchor at the top.

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By Matt Schonwald
Oct 20, 2013

The Cummins topo lists it as 5.10A, which I would agree it is harder, more sustained than Godzilla.

The upper half is the business with a 20' section of yellow/orange TCU or .3 & .4 camolots with limited feet. The last 15' eases off to the anchors.
By Ben Kunz
Aug 27, 2014

Great climb! Thanks to those who have cleaned these routes! I can imagine without enough traffic (which I'm pretty sure they don't get), these climbs get pretty dirty.
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
May 16, 2015
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I don't think this is any harder then 5.9, and it would probably be 5.8 in Ca.
By Ben Kelley
From: Maple Falls, WA
Jun 27, 2016

geoff georges, I completely agree. It's so quality and so short that it could easily be 5.8.
By Zacks
Jul 17, 2016

Did not thing it was 10a (definatley not at index) with "gear to .5" i was expecting more variety of gear, had a hard time finding a place for a .3 never did fit a .5 but you could sew this up with .4s (BD) couple good rest stances made it easy to place nuts a few times

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