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Pay It Forward 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Heather Musante, Eric Mccallister 2004
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Submitted By: Dan Petty on Jun 28, 2010

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Just about to pull the roof above the second bolt


Start behind the left end of a large triangular detached block. Pull a roof followed by face moves to another smaller roof. Move left to gain the anchors.


Near the right end of Sandstonia and located behind the left edge of a very large detached flake between The Bitter End on the right and Bass Ackwards on the left.


This route has 6 bolts and bolted anchors shared with Bass Ackwards.

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By Eric Kuenstner
From: Irvine, CA
May 29, 2011

while there are numerous ways to pull the roof at the second bolt, most, if not all, are awkward. the rest of the climb consists of largely unmemorable moves up the crack to a traverse under the small roof just right and below the shared anchor with Bass Ackwards. it's really only worth doing if the rest of the moderates at the Tattoo wall are already occupied.
By Matt Baer
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 14, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Fun route, my first 5.9 lead. Pulling the roof was the fun part then the climbing was mediocre to the second roof. Last few moves were a little heady but fun. If other routes are taken up its totally worth taking a run.
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