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YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Mike Lewis & Brian Ketron - 1998
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Submitted By: Robert MacKinnon on Jun 13, 2008

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Shawn taking a good rest before starting the crux.


Guppie starts on the darker rock and goes up easier terrain to a great resting stance before angling to about 100 degrees through the crux and then go back to vertical. The crux is probably about 2/3 of the way up (although the finish can be hard if you get too pumped lower down).


Right end of the wall.


Well bolted.

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Shawn mid crux.
Shawn mid crux.
Crux! Just before falling...
Crux! Just before falling...

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By yevquest
From: Southeast,US
Mar 24, 2009
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Very fun route on good holds although the vertical slot can tweak the left pinky if you clip off it. A nice warmup for the harder routes or a fun project if near your limit.
By derek craig
Jan 7, 2012
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

This route is definitely steeper than 100 degrees at the crux and it never goes back to vertical--it stays overhanging till you clip the chains... Super fun climbing on great rock!
By Curt MacNeill
From: Boulder, CO
Jan 11, 2012

I agree with Yevquest, I remember trying to send the route and nearly broke my finger off on one of the pocket holds. I did manage to send it but my finger was sore for a few days. That one hold can be tendon tweaky so just be careful. If you do the route you'll know what I am talking about. I jammed my finger in it and literally got it stuck for a second(couldn't get it out). Great warmup for surfer rosa and nemo which are right next door. This crag is awesome for potrero!!!
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