Home - Destinations - iPhone/Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New
Login with Facebook
Whiskey Peak
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Back to Basics 
Bourbon Hangover 
Bourbon Street 
Canadian Club 
Cole Essence 
Delicate Sound of Thunder, The 
First Grader 
Kenny Laguna 
Miss Conception 
Misunderstanding, The 
Only the Good Die Young 
Our Father 
Return To Forever 
Sand Felipe 
Triassic Sands 
Wholesome Fullback 
Unsorted Routes:


YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Todd & Donette Swain
Page Views: 837
Submitted By: Josh Janes on May 9, 2007
Good Page? 0 people like this page. Your opinion:   

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (3)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]


Perplexity takes the black face past three bolts to a long, leaning obtuse corner just left of The Misunderstanding.

Climb up to the first bolt (welded coldshut) and perform a few cruxy moves up past the second bolt to a ledge and rest stance. Clip a third bolt (Swain homemade hanger), and traverse left and up easy rock to the base of the corner. Ascend this corner via thin locks and good face holds on the left wall. Bring your 00 TCUs and don't expect any fixed pins. Two single-rope raps down The Misunderstanding.


SR plus 2x 00 TCUs or equivalent gear. Brass can help too.

Comments on Perplexity Add Comment
Show which comments
By SexPanther aka Kiedis
Sep 22, 2012

All pro bolts replaced with bomber ASCA stainless. Enjoy this unusual route! It got the name for a reason...

As far as gear goes, Jerry's guide reccommendations are a little strange. bring at least 2 00 TCUs, 3 will get used, and the largest piece you'll need other than that is a .75 (single). No Z1/Z2 required, and the lack of pins is not a bad thing, where they were placed, they weren't going to hold much. Good tips cam placements abound. The rock on the upper fingers section is brittle, beware taking wingers on the featured rock after the beautiful tips section. Traverse right under the roof to finish on anchors of Misunderstanding, which are now good.