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Pulp Friction 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 4c [details]
Season: All year, but hot in the summer
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Submitted By: Keegan Dimmick on Jan 13, 2009
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Great route to test out your friction climbing. 5.8 climbing though the first four bolts will bring you to the crux and the fifth bolt. A few friction moves and you begin the runout to the finish. Bring some gear if you're not comfortable after the last bolt. It's around thirty feet to the top.


This route is twenty feet to the right of Three Amigos. It is the first bolted route you will find when descending the climbers' trail. GPS 33850 13838.


Five bolts and some pro. There are no fixed anchors so just sling a tree.

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just past the 2nd bolt. some really fun friction climbing!
just past the 2nd bolt. some really fun friction c...
After ledge and bolt at eyelevel this slab makes you solely rely on your soles, no hand.
BETA PHOTO: After ledge and bolt at eyelevel this slab makes y...
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By Mark Maier
Nov 5, 2011
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c

I didn't see five bolts on this route, although that is what this and the PATC guide say. There were enough, at least at the crux. The difficulty varies a lot below the crux if you move a few feet to the right or left.

By Jake Jones
From: The Eastern Flatlands
Jul 15, 2013

I agree. The "hard parts" can be circumvented pretty easily. If you follow the bolt line directly (I didn't see 5 bolts either) it's defintely 5.9 with the thinnest moves IMO between the 1st and 2nd bolts. Eases up significantly after that.