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Calm 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Doniel Drazin (2000)
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Submitted By: Benjamin Chapman on Dec 13, 2009

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Description 

Starts on the slab left of the main Chocolate Wall and then climbs the steep fin on an assortment of jugs with a single hard sequence. The route is much steeper than it appears.


Location 

Located to the right of the White Wall and just around the left arete of the Pink Wall. On the slab just left of the main Chocolate Wall.


Protection 

9 bolts & 2 open shuts.



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By Aron Quiter
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From: Oakland, CA
Jan 9, 2012

Dear Southern California climbers:

The Saturday after Thanksgiving I attempted to lead Calm after my brother Brian had already successfully reached the top. It was late in the day, and I was too exhausted to finish. I lowered off thinking that there would be an easy way to reach this top anchor from above, and Brian chimnyed up to the top of the route on the left side, but couldn't find an easy way to get to the top anchors.

So - I left 7 draws on the route, as we'd skipped a few of the bolts on the lower slab. If I'd been thinking clearly, I probably could've grabbed the bottom three, but I was tired, and didn't.

I thought those draws were gone... And I went back to Northern California without them. Until, last Friday, I returned to Echo, only to find the draws were still there! I got on the climb this time with a bunch more energy, and got to the top and cleaned my draws on the way down.

So - to the climbers of Southern California...

THANK YOU!

By Phil Esra
Jun 12, 2014

Quite hard compared with Pretty in Pink. The description above is a bit of a sandbag.