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Synethesia AKA Linger Fickin Good! 

YDS: 5.12+ French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.12+ French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: FA Mark Hawthorne/ Mark GeikenJoyner, FFA Rodney Blakemore
New Route: Yes
Season: spring -summer -fall
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Submitted By: markguycan on May 9, 2006

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On the second ascent of this new test piece.


90ft of mostly finger jamming. the off-width at the top is "pleasantly easier"


Located in the approach drainage to Book of Friends. Continue up til just before it becomes a slot canyon. then look for the South facing "S" shaped finger splitter.


Quadruple set of TCU's, nuts useful too, plus Double set to #3.5Camalot, Rap from a bolt and fixed piece below the big roof.

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By bernard wolfe
From: birmingham, al
Jan 18, 2008

A single 90 ft pitch.....and Grade V???
By manuel rangel
From: Tempe, Arizona
Mar 27, 2008

he's relating the time he spent working his way up, I can relate.
By Floater Bloom
From: Flagstaff AZ
Jun 20, 2008
rating: 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b C0

This route goes free at 12+ F.A. Rodney Blakemore, and is called Synesthesia as a free climb. FYI the first 40' make a great 11a, and has a lowering station.
By Michael Sokoloff
From: Spokane, WA
Oct 22, 2009

Just redpointed this as a freeclimb today. I agree with the 12+ rating.

This is an excellent pitch requiring skill in different size jamming, faceclimbing, small pro and staying cool. It protects very well.

A double set of cams to green Camelot and singles to blue Camelot should suffice. I used the blue on the first pitch at the traverse move. The upper OW can be protected by a red or gold Camelot just placed a little farther back, in case you don't want to drag a large cam up.
By Jason Halladay
From: Los Alamos, NM
Jan 21, 2016

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