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

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Jim Link, 1988
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Submitted By: Jeremy Steck on Jun 3, 2008

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Description 

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.

Location 

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

Protection 

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


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