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Suffering Catfish 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Todd Gordon, Dave Evans, Jim Angione & Marge Floyd, November 1988
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Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 15, 2007

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Description 

Climb a steep slab past a bolt, passing the left side of a horizontal crack (#3 Camalot or equivalent) on your way to another bolt. The top rounds off after the last bolt and is easier. Rap off bolts atop Rock Star/School Daze.

The manky bolts on this have been replaced which makes this a far more enjoyable endeavor, but this is still best enjoyed on a cool day so the marginal smears feel a bit more secure.

Location 

Located on the south face of Sargeant Rock, between School Daze on the left and 39 Steps on the right and just right of a large bush.

Protection 

2 bolts (3/8"), gear to 3"


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By Murf
Mar 16, 2007
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Found this very hard for 10 c/d, granted I was greasin' in the sun.
By Randy
Mar 19, 2007
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Horrendous, but I was there with Murf and it was hot and greasy (and I'm sticking to that story -- even if I wasn't sticking to the rock).
By Bob Gaines
Mar 20, 2007
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

I'd say 11a/b is a good grade for leading this one, I've done it several times, including some cold days.

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