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Hood Surfing In Socks 

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

Type: Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 5c [details]
FA: Chris Alber, 2000
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Submitted By: Jeff Lockyer on Sep 18, 2001
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Located on the "Surprising Crag - South Face". Find this route by locating the obvious laybakcing flake above a little roof. This route is the route to the left of this flake. Start by either clipping a bolt 6 feet off the ground over a small roof, or climb to the ledge and traverse left to clip the 2nd of 6 bolts. Continue on easy ground to the 4th bolt and locate a small undercling and shallow right hand pocket. Crank through the undercling with small feet to reach the lip and climb to the anchors. A nice 2 move crux on a smooth slab.


6 bolts - 2 bolt anchor.

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Hood Surfing In Socks.  The crux is moving past a thin undercling at the fifth bolt.
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By Erik L Ahrn_
Oct 27, 2003
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a

Fun crux... pretty hard I thought!

By Jay Samuelson
From: Denver CO
Apr 28, 2007

Good climb, hard crux. I thought this route was a little harder than the roof/layback to the right of it......little more thought provoking and also hard not to bail out to the right or left to easier terrain. Fun climb, I would say the crux move is .11d

By keith story
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 7, 2010
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a

Definitely a hard move due to the nearly non-existent feet. Big moves at the crux and strong fingers are a must. Very easy before and after that though.