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Silver Surfer 

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: pete cogan on Sep 6, 2003

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BETA PHOTO: Silver Surfer.

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Silver Surfer is a short route beginning left of Beefeater. It begins in a chimney then goes up a left-angling crack up to bolted anchors with webbing. You can't miss it. You can easily rap from here or continue on your choice of two bolted routes, one 12a and the other 13b.

The protection is excellent, the chimney is funky, the move into the crack is fun, and the crack itself is good.

I'd add your own webbing.


Standard rack to #3 Camalot; no small stoppers are needed.

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By nolteboy
From: Fort Collins, CO
Jun 16, 2005

Short, but worthwhile. The easiest route on this section of Holdout.
By cstebbins024
From: Laramie, WY
Jul 26, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Fun route as a warm up for Beefeater or Currey's Diagonal. The anchor is pretty wanky but ok.
By cstebbins024
From: Laramie, WY
Aug 13, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Anchor replaced as of July 2016.
By Japhy Dhungana
From: Boulder, Colorado
Sep 5, 2017
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

No more webbing at anchor. 2 bolts, chains, and a beefy ring equalizing it all. As good as it gets. Thanks for those who replaced this anchor.

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