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Sampsonite 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: David Sampson, M Rangel
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: manuel rangel on May 17, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Zeke on the first half of Samsonite

Description 

The route is steep face til the exit, going out left to get to the anchors it shares with finktion arete was cruxy for me.

Location 

Starts just right of Finktion Arete on the face to the right.

Protection 

all bolts


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Rock Climbing Photo: Nathaniel on the second-half of Samsonite
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By David Arthur Sampson
Oct 21, 2006
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Exit the climb left, passing over the last bolt before the shuts on Finktion arete.
By Tavis Ricksecker
Mar 30, 2008

I stayed right at the top but should have gone left. I do not recommend going right as there are a few very loose blocks (that look like footholds from above!) that are ready to come down and cream your belayer. Other than that it was a decent route..
By David Arthur Sampson
Jun 8, 2008
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Although the minor roof does have a bunch of scary looking blocks, Manny and I were unable to dislodge any of those still present. Having said that, choose your own way.
By K-Tanz
From: Phoenix, AZ
Mar 16, 2014
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

I thought the start was actually the first crux. Good and varied movement from jugs to thin crimps and back again. I thought clipping the last bolt before the finish was the crux for sure. Movement out right on good holds does indeed involve "a bunch of scary looking blocks" which creak and sound hollow but everything worked out fine. Left at this spot puts you on a ledge and intersects "Finktion Arete" and involves some steep pulling. Overall a good route. I was distracted by the sketchy sounding blocks and think I would enjoy it more a second time knowing those blocks aren't widowmakers.

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