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Pop Goes the Nubbin 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Peter Franzen on Jan 22, 2006

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This enjoyable slab route climbs straight up the middle of The Peanut. It's well-protected and technical climbing.


7 bolts and a bolted anchor

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By ScottH
Jan 30, 2006

I found the second bolt on this climb to be an insecure and spooky clip. Also, the run up to the anchors is fairly run out. I wouldn't upgrade the seriousness of the route (particulary since I am a chicken on pebble pinching slabs), but I didn't think this was a casual 10a romp.
By Peter Franzen
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From: Phoenix, AZ
Jan 30, 2006

I see why you say that. I don't think it's quite as run-out as Peanut Brittle (which I gave a PG-13), but I could be remembering it wrong. It's been a few years since I've been on it.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 28, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

The spacing of the 1st two bolts is a little bold- if you call the 5.8 pg13, this one definitely is.
By DJ Reyes
From: Northern Nevada
Jul 13, 2010

I thought that this route was burly for the grade. I also agree that the second clip is a bit of a barn burner.
By Todd99
May 13, 2011

I have to agree the first two bolts are especially spicy. After that it's still challenging but not as intense.
By S. Eppes
From: Bend , OR
Jun 19, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I think the second clip is only sketch if you are too far right. Moving left on to smaller holds just before the bolt led to a nice stance.
By morgoth70
From: Bountiful, UT
Jun 17, 2015
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

In true Smith fashion, the hardest part of the climb is getting to the first bolt which could have been closer to the ground. Agree that the second clip is also a bit spooky and delicate. Fun route
By Zachary Winters
From: Mazama, Washington
Mar 20, 2016
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

Getting to the first bolt is easy (5.8 at most), the crux is well protected by the first bolt, but when you finish the crux you have some spicy 5.9 moves to reach the second bolt (don't fall here). A great route, and memorable due to a pinch of excitement. I think PG-13 would be appropriate, but would definitely recommend doing it anyway.
By oretro
Nov 13, 2016
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

The description of the route as being well protected is misleading. I would strongly recommend modifying the description of the route is being PG-13. It would be a very painful fall between bolts one and two.

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