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Suddenly Susan 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Jack Marshall, Susan Shimano
Season: spring, winter, fall
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Submitted By: Art Morimitsu on Feb 12, 2007

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Fun route. Crux right of the start, then some low ...

Description 

Boulder start in a scooped out face, crux moves to reach the second bolt. Easier climbing above to the anchors.

Protection 

bolts anchor


Photos of Suddenly Susan Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: overly washed out photo of dante entering the crux...
overly washed out photo of dante entering the crux...
Rock Climbing Photo: Bolt Locations
BETA PHOTO: Bolt Locations
Rock Climbing Photo: Bolt Locations
BETA PHOTO: Bolt Locations
Rock Climbing Photo: Clearing the crux.
Clearing the crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Will on the boulder crux of Suddenly Susan photo b...
Will on the boulder crux of Suddenly Susan photo b...

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By Nelson Day
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Jan 12, 2012
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Clipping stances proved challenging.

Great moves down low. Rest of the route was fairly easy.
By Clif Clap
Apr 11, 2015

This route's a beauty. Sequential, bouldery start that despite its appearance will test your footwork more than it does your strength. Easy, relaxing moves with multiple rests follow.

There's another crux above, which is shorter, easier, and certainly less powerful than the starting crux off the deck but adds some balancy and tricky moves to the top half of the route to keep things interesting. Sweet moves to the anchor follow.

Gotta climb this one if you haven't already.
By Suz Zak
From: Los Angeles, California
Apr 3, 2017

This is a great route! I felt it was well protected and not too hard to read, all the while being paranoid about slippery feet. Blew my onsight immediately at the starting boulder moves but otherwise no real crux. I'm quite short and didn't struggle with the clipping stances. This would be a great climb for someone breaking into the grade.

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