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5.11 Jimmy and Spike Go Craggin' 
A Way of Life 
Big Crack 
Burden of Dreams 
Captain One Eye 
Coffee Talk 
Come In Your Lycra 
Delusions of Grandeur 
Electric Cowboy 
Flaring Crack 
Hot Licks and Rhetoric 
Into the Purple Valley 
It Ain't Easy Bein Squeezy 
Love Shack, The 
Pebbly Poo 
Pleasant Surprise 
Social Butterfly 
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Pleasant Surprise 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Jim Link, 1988
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Submitted By: Jeremy Steck on Jun 3, 2008
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Climb up the thin bouldery start to reach the small overhang. Place a piece in the crack splitting the overhang and pull the roof (crux). Follow the right leaning finger crack, then straight up the crack/face where it turns vertical again. Hand traverse left once you reach the large ledge and top out below the start of Hot Licks and Rhetoric. This route has a brief crux and can be a bit dirty toward the top. It would benefit greatly from more traffic. It's fairly light for the grade due to the brief crux and supplemental face holds.


Obvious finger crack splitting the face between Spinning Marty and Grunt.


Lots of gear, #1 camalot and smaller sized gear. Mostly finger sized pieces. Chain anchors at ledge.

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