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Social Obligation 

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

Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Leslie Smith 7/99
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Submitted By: lee hansche on Aug 25, 2007

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Caleb working his way up this great climb!

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A short but challenging route that is worth a go on a crowded day, as this isn't the most popular 5.10 at Bonsai but its still a good time..

Climb the blunt arete bear hugging your way through the business of the climb and on to a short but interesting slabby section before clipping the chains.

This one can be wet when things are seeping.


All the way to the right at bonsai. The blunt arete.


3 bolts to anchors.

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By Nick Grant
From: Natick, MA & Tamworth, NH
Jul 21, 2016
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Unlike most Bonsai 5.10s, there ain't no jugs on this one! Worth doing because the moves are non-standard. I found the middle bit to be a bit of a flail-a-thon.

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