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Lets Face It 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Tom Eagan Mike Paulson 1988
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Submitted By: Bryson Slothower on May 2, 2006
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Description 

Great movement on small crisp edges make this an enjoyable route if your comfortable on slightly spicy 10.b

Carefully make your way up to the first bolt (a fall would be ugly) then crimp your way up good edges to an anchor next to the anchor on Peking


Location 

Just left of the crack on pitch one of Peking, two routes over from Moscow.


Protection 

bolts



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By bryans
Jun 20, 2006

i agree with bryson's description. not a great choice for someone's first 10b due to the hard moves over a terrible landing just to reach the first bolt. but that memory is quickly erased by the cerebral and sustained climbing that follows. one of the best 10b sport climbs at smith.

By Jim Ablao
Jan 4, 2012

Great moves on sound tuff. Not so great protection through the first thin crux off the ground. Over-all awesome route! Not recommended for the budding 5.10 without stick clipping but can be TR'd from Peking.

By richard magill
Jun 17, 2012

spicy, excellent

By mark pride
Oct 10, 2012

Fun route on some small crimps, with a good rest spot midway up. One of my favorite 10b's at Smith.

By darrell
Apr 10, 2014

Four stars for sure. Best 10b at smith? Super smithy. Thin,delicate and engaging.