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Mental As Anything 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Justin Johnsen on Nov 18, 2011

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Slabby face climbing with ample protection. Fun moves: chances for high steps, hand and foot matches, hidden fingertip pockets, tiny edges and nubs for the toes. A more sustained challenge than other Safe Harbor 5.9s like Adopted Son, Tonga and SH Direct.

I went with Eric Horst's grade of 5.9+, though a Rock and Ice article (from around the 1990s?) called it a 5.10a. Hard 9 or easy 10 are both accurate enough for the subjective YDS.


5 bolts to an anchor at the bottom of the rock outcrop on top (where Hydroman ends above and to the right).

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Kristin tiptoes up Mental as Anything.
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By Larry S
Jan 29, 2013

This is a great route, on of my favorites at safe harbor. Fun thoughtful moves the whole way.
By PJHeinz83
From: Pennsylvania
May 5, 2013
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Fun and challenging climb. Very safe falls if leading
By ARMoss
Oct 20, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Fun climbing on moderate terrain, but not bolted with the welfare of someone new to the sport in mind. I'd disagree with the May 5, 2013, comment - there's ground fall potential if you get scared or are at the top of your grade.
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