Pleasant Summer Absence
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BETA PHOTO: Pleasant Summer Absence (blue rope), climber at to...
I thought this route was quite pleasant, indeed!! I didn't think it was as hard as 5.10a, although maybe I cheated around a crux?? The holds were a little dirty due to lack of traffic, however IMHO this was completely made up for by the friction present. None of the holds seemed polished, making this a nice change from the typical Red Wing routes.
This route lies to the right of B.F. Bugs and around 20 yards to the left of Goofed On Skunk Weed
up and over a small hill.
4 bolts to a rusty chain and open hook. You might want to leave the last bolt clipped as a backup if you are top roping. Please use your own gear if top roping.
By Andrew R.
From: Fairfax, VA
Jun 2, 2010
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
I enjoyed this route as well! When the other parts of New Vice area are full of 7 person groups this route and BF Bugs will probably be open. If so go climb them. They are fun.