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Social D 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Kenn Kenaga, Pat Brennan & Brad Singer, August 1999
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Submitted By: Mike Flanagan on Jun 27, 2011

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Social D


Climb thin seam past two bolts (can place small cams too), into a thin finger crack and then out the nice, steep left-slanting hand crack.


Social D climbs the crack system off the pillar on the North side of black bluff.


2 bolts. Standard rack up to #3 camalot.Bolted ring anchor to the left of the top out or can sling tree/place #3 camalot size piece.

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By Dave Daly
From: Kernville, CA
Jan 25, 2013
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

The route author (Pat Brennan) added a bolt (2011) to protect from a ground fall before doing the intial move up and left.
By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Feb 11, 2013

So Dave are there now 3 bolts?.
By Kazu Watanabe
From: Irvine, CA
Apr 21, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

It has 2 bolts as of 4/20/2013.
By Nelson Day
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Jun 10, 2013
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Very sustained excellent route on good quality rock. I used a two alpine draws fully extended and a 20 ft cordilette and anchored off of black bart's anchors for a TR setup for followers.
By Sean
From: Oak Park, CA
Sep 7, 2014

finishing left to the bolted anchor of Arctic Circle Jerk would be the most convenient. but if that's busy, could anchor off big tree, to set up TR with long slings, or topside belay and then downclimb to Black Bart bolted rap anchor or walk off

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