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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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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.


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


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 Trent Mahaffey
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.

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