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Pleasant Surprise 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
Season: spring, fall, summer
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Submitted By: ConorD on Apr 21, 2011

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BETA PHOTO: A clear view of Pleasant Surprise from below.


The most popular climb on the Second Buttress, and a good one to start or end the day, or take some friends up. Starts up a face to a small stance, then up a straight in crack to pull two roofs. Look out for the pleasant surprises!


This is the farthest route to the left up the slab on the 2nd buttress, marked by a few bolts to start and a crack that heads through a roof.


Single rack to 2", stoppers, a few quickdraws and runners, chain anchors.

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By Garret Nuzzo-Jones
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 9, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

It's a 5.8 if you're here to climb 5.12s.

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