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Piedra River - Lower West
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Chocolate Corner T 
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Different Strokes S 
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F***in' Greenies S 
First Wall S 
Full Body Brace T 
Giggin TR 
Golden Seam S 
Graffiti Wall 
Hollow Excuse S 
Hopstacle Course S 
Huggy Bear 
I & Eye S 
Jammers Kant T 
Lightning Crashes S 
Main Traverse 
Main Traverse 2.0 
Mild Hops S 
Nescafe S 
Nick & Todd TR 
Noodle Wall TR 
November Reign S 
Practice Wall TR 
Raising Awareness S 
Rave Mode S 
Refuse To Suffer S 
Ruled By Force S 
Silver S 
Smokin' Stems T 
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Winning Streak S 
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Different Strokes 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: 2011/ original vision Jason & Wayne
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: s.price on Jul 2, 2011

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COOL STRIPED WALL!! Susan follows the great flake ...


The first 12 feet are doable in flipflops. The rest of the route makes up for it. It follows the right arm of what is locally known as the Y.


This is left of Hollow Excuse. See the photo for Hollow Excuse.


5 black bolts, anchors over the top.

Photos of Different Strokes Slideshow Add Photo
Rich Strang taking a look.
Rich Strang taking a look.
Sorting out the crux.
Sorting out the crux.
Ray Hellinger making the move back left.
Ray Hellinger making the move back left.

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By Rstrang
From: Santa Fe, NM
Jul 11, 2011

Very fun climbing up the flake with one powerful (for the 5.9 grade - almost a 10a single move). The top is pretty good too. I gave it 3 stars because of the dirtiness up high, but as that cleans up, this should become 4 stars. It's not that dirty though, just "dusty".
By kmcgaughey
Sep 4, 2012

Watch out for poison ivy at the base of this route!
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