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Lizard Gizzards 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Poedtke/Barton/Holland
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Submitted By: Weston L on Jul 25, 2012
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BETA PHOTO: The view from the start of PSOM Gizzards

Description 

PSOM Gizzards is a newer route on the PSOM Slab. It still could use some cleaning so be cautious of "potato chip" holds, but follows generally fun and well protected slab climbing up past 10 bolts to mussy hooks.


Location 

The route is to the climber's left of Racing Lizards but to the right of Digi. Follow the obvious bolt line to the mussy hooks at the top.

Rappel or lower off with a single 60 meter rope.


Protection 

10 bolts to mussy hooks at the top.



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By Bruce Willey
From: Bishop, CA
Jul 29, 2012

Isn't this to the left of Digi, not between Racing Lizards? Will be a fun climb when cleaned up.

By old5ten
From: Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
Sep 17, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

excellent, fun slab route that is well (maybe a bit over) bolted. this lends itself to an environment where one can just focus on the technical (skill) aspect of the climbing, without having to worry about runouts and the implications thereof. just pure friction with hands for balance. don't use any of the edges, there's a good chance they'll crumble. it's easier than the slab moves on digi (next route up the hill, climber's right) and technically way easier than standard slab classics such as 'walk on the wild side' or 'stichter quits' in jtree. i would say it's on the level of 'zee tree' in tuolumne or the end of p3 on the center of the grack on the apron in the valley.

By Todd Townsend
From: Bishop, CA
Oct 16, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

I'm going with solid 5.8 on this one. It will be a good route once all of the little flakes get cleaned off.

By SteveG
Aug 28, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

Agree with the 5.8 rating. Still needs some cleanup, nice moves and well protected.