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Spank Me 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: ARussell on Jan 19, 2010

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Keith is farther up the arete and is just about to...


A classic jugfest on the underside of an overhanging arete. This route is one of nature's convincing arguments to wean sport climbers off their gym habits. No move too hard for any 5.10 climber, just try to climb fast.


The arete marks the far left side of the Outback Wall, approximately 60' to the left of the face with the 5.10a classics Pentecost and The Four Feathers.


6 bolts on the right side of the arete. Bolted anchors.

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Rock Climbing Photo: overhanging the whole way
overhanging the whole way
Rock Climbing Photo: Keith starts up Spank Me.  Climber stays on the le...
Keith starts up Spank Me. Climber stays on the le...
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By Ed Wade
From: Hermann, MO
Dec 23, 2013

One of the best moderate sport routes at Sams. A must do if in the area. Climb fast is the key. Really fun.
By K Gustafson
Jun 13, 2015
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

An amazingly sustained climb. However, I found the runout to the anchors to be unnecessary after the overhanging pumpfest. It would be nice if the anchors were closer to the arete because the arete can be climbed to the top.
By Boone Middleton
Apr 3, 2017

I love the spicy runout after the pumpy arete and I believe it flows very well to "turn the corner" onto the beautiful, south-facing wall guarding the anchors. Just my opinion. Beta: have all your QDs on your right side!

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