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Surgery Buttress 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Jeff Achey, Tracy Martin
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Submitted By: Michael Schneiter on Apr 25, 2009

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Description 

Climb through an initial cliff band past two bolts to a ledge. Clip the third bolt and climb past the deeply undercut overhang to the face above. Climb the beautiful plaque of rock via edges, sidepulls and technical footwork. A final set of thin moves at the last bolt leads to easy climbing to the anchor.

Location 

This is the first route from the right on the main wall.

Protection 

10 bolts.


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By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Jul 18, 2011

This route now has its own anchor, below the usually dirty ledges at the top.
By WaterBoy
Oct 10, 2014
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

This route is cool, but it is substantially harder than the 10d next to it! The move leading to the last bolt threw me off 5X before I could finally stick the high crimp. What a rush!
By Dustin B
From: Steamboat
Mar 10, 2015

I agree. If one avoids using that sketchy flake, the move feels much harder than 10b. All that aside, it's a decent route.