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Rodney's Chocolate Frosted Love Donut 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: FA/ Rodney Spencer, Scott (aka Stick) Kelly, Don Gonthier
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Submitted By: JohnK on Jun 25, 2008  with updates from Brenda1

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All bolts were placed on lead by Rod while a crapy belay was provided provided by Mr. Kelly. Gonthier provided verbal commentary and promised not to call the route what he did. Both Mr. Gonthier and Mr. Kelly have received their final belays and will forever be missed.

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By Wolfgang Braun
From: Beavercreek, Oregon
Oct 15, 2008
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

At the Ginger snap/ Cinnamon Slab belay, head straight up instead of climbing slightly left up the crack. The grade given in the guidebook is 5.9 . This route is bolted.

Descend via the Karate Wall rap, with 2 60m ropes, or 1 70m.
By S. Eppes
From: Bend , OR
Oct 25, 2008
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

I pulled a big chunk off at about the 4th bolt. Be careful.
Other than that, this route is super fun. I would say 5.7 is consistent with the rest of Smith
By big-rodley-rod
Aug 29, 2011

Rodney's Chocolate Frosted Love Donut. FA: Rod Spencer, Don Gonthier, Scott (Stick) Kelly, sometime around August '96. All bolts placed on lead by RS w/ alternating crappy belays provided by DG and SK. Loose flake was left due to heavy climbing traffic below refusing to move out of the way, even after repeated cries of "ROCK, ROCK, ROCK!!!"
By Holden Marsh
From: Eugene, OR
Jul 13, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

The guide I have lists this one at 5.8. The first move is probably 5.9, followed by much easier climbing to the top. The knobby holds are unstable and prone to snap, but there are plenty of holds to choose from.
By Brian
From: North Kingstown, RI
May 13, 2015
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

You don't need two ropes to get down. One 60m and two raps.
By gblauer Blauer
From: Wayne, PA
Apr 17, 2017

fun climb. Worth doing. Easy and mellow.

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