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Vertical Smile 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a PG13

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a PG13 [details]
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Submitted By: Hyrum j. C on Dec 18, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: The bottom half of vertical smile.


Vertical Smile is A great project if you need something in the low 12's that is not all juggy at chuck, it starts out with some bouldery moves, which leads to a possible ground fall at the third bolt and then passes some crimpy/slopey face climbing up to a nice bulge and a really reachy move just before the 6th bolt and then goes right to join pilgrimage on a shared bolt and anchors. Awesome climb!!


Just outside of the slot. Just to the right of Mecca and to the left of Pilgrimage.


8 bolts 2 anchors.

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By Aimee Rose
From: Bend, or
Nov 27, 2016

I thought this route was a total squeeze job. You climb the start of Pilgrimage, then move left for a couple bolts, but then end up clipping the second and third to last bolt from the holds on Pilgrimage until you finish on Pilgrimage again. Just do Pilgrimage, IMO.

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