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Simple Truths 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 5 pitches, 400'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Wells
Season: Winter, Spring, Fall
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Submitted By: Dan Lay on Jan 31, 2016

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Matty mid traverse last pitch. Hand crack is so go...

Description 

Pitch 1: Slab climb, 8 bolts, 10b, 70'
Pitch 2: Climb corner to pocketed slab over small buldge, 11 bolts, 10b, 80'
Pitch 3: Crimp over a buldge, up to a nice ledge, 6 bolts, 10c, 40'
Pitch 4: Undercling the sharp flake, then continue on pocketed face, 7 bolts, 10c, 60'
Pitch 5: Move belay 30' to the right and face climb, 9 bolts, 10b, 75'

Rap route with one 60 or 70 meter rope 3-4 rappels to the ground.

Location 

The route is to the left of office party and right of Secret Tryst. Find the large left facing flake with the small shrub sticking out of the wall to the flakes left side. The line starts to the left of the shrub. Goss's guide book has an incorrect line for the first pitch. It should be another 20' to climbers left. Bolts are painted the same color as the rock.

Protection 

13 draws, Rap anchors at belays.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Simple Truths, start of pitch 1 marked.
BETA PHOTO: Simple Truths, start of pitch 1 marked.
Rock Climbing Photo: Matty coming up pitch four
Matty coming up pitch four

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By Dan Lay
Jan 31, 2016

This wall is covered in bolts. On the last pitch you can go left and climb two other routes that have less traversing than the original last. Also, if you take these unknown variations, it is probably 10d and much funner.
By Emil Briggs
Mar 10, 2016

First pitch is stellar with one slightly exciting clip. Second pitch is 5.9 at the most not 10b.
By Stephenmontgomery
From: Maryland
Mar 16, 2016
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

First pitch is money. I could be mistaken but I thought the guidebook said the second pitch went at 5.10c but I don't think it was that hard. Maybe 10a.
By MN norske
From: Henderson
Apr 14, 2016
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

P1: 9+/10a (soooo good with one crux move)

P2: 10a (roof pull was sweet)

P3-4: 10a/b (These are way short so we combined these two using alpine draws for rope drag) BEST PITCHES HANDS DOWN especially with the undercling goodness at the flake on P4.

Top out P4, move the belay 20 ft right and fire up the last good pitch

P5: 5.9 (Sweet traverse in a crack at midway point)

Three raps w/70 meter rope

15 draws were more than enough
By Weston L
From: Summerlin, NV
Nov 8, 2016
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Great climbing, if a bit sharp on the upper pitches. My partner and I both thought this to be fully 10c.

The undercling pitch is wild!
By Jeff Scheuerell
8 hours ago

Did it in 3, linked 1n2,3n4

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