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Eight Is Enough T 
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Party At The Moon Tower S 
Snake Face T,S 
Snake Roof T 
Vicious S 

Eight Is Enough 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 65'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Jim Opdyke, 1984
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Submitted By: Nate Ball on Dec 21, 2010

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Head up on jumbled blocks to another ledge. Another awkward mantle move to get up into the dihedral, then stem your way through a few good rests. At the last stance below the roof, there is a huge chunk of rock in the center of the dihedral that appears to be completely detached - you'll know it. Move up under the overhang, plug some good gear, then pull an airy move onto the face. Climb 10 feet without pro on 5- rock to the anchor.

"Rating of this climb is debated, but eight is enough." - 2008 Ozone Guidebook


On the ledge above and to the right of Snake Face. To the right of the arete that contains Party at the Moon Tower.


Gear to 2"

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By another Chad
Jun 8, 2011

Eight Is Enough is a fun climb but not a casual lead. Siddhartha makes a much better introduction to the grade and the protection is plentiful.

By benberry
Aug 2, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Very scary for a 5.8. Fun and interesting movement with great stances for placing gear. Make sure to get a few pieces of gear under the roof because the ending although juggy is a little runout.
Keep an eye out for loose rock there are a few loose chunks in the corner.
By Colin Parker
From: Idyllwild, CA
Jun 12, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

For an experienced leader setting up a TR for relative newbies, the sparseness of the protection made this route pretty cool! I thought there'd be some bolts up there so I only brought three cams (.75", 1" and 2"). I put the 2" in about 40' up and then slotted both of the other ones just below the finishing bulge. Fun!
By Nate Ball
From: Taipei, TW
Aug 10, 2013

There is one chunk on this pitch that just scares the $h!t outta me. This is a decently fun route, if hard to protect, but that chunk...

If you slap it it sounds kinda hollow, but if you pull on it there won't be any give. It appears to be disconnected on all sides and behind.

Fun, but not recommended.
By Matt Baker
From: Portland, OR
Feb 17, 2015

The direct steep jug finish at the top was fun
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