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I Stab Ourselves S 
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Pins and Needles S 
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Sand Surfin' S 
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Hall of Smears 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Dave Thomas, Antoinette Frates - May 1992
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Submitted By: Chirp on Feb 11, 2006

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little steeper than first may appear

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A couple hundred feet past Last Rites on the right hand side of the main canyon of South fork. A difficult slab route with two distinct cruxes.
The first is a funky mantle to some delicate sidepulls and the second is a strenuous and delicate step up smear to a pinch. The rest of the pitch is fun and aesthetic.


9 bolts

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Climber on the second ascent showing the mantle st...
Climber on the second ascent showing the mantle st...
tricky start to a hellish slab.
tricky start to a hellish slab.
very thin, round and sandy
very thin, round and sandy

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By the professor
Jun 2, 2013
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Superb friction climb! Very safe with lotsa bolts (ground up FA). It was originally rated 5.11d, and I agree with that.
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