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Reason To Be S 
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Screaming Yellow Zonkers 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Kent Benesch Alan Watts 1982
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Submitted By: Bryson Slothower on Mar 7, 2006

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A very interesting route. It wanders a bit, and has a lot of variation. Zig zag your way up the face to a final steep move below the anchor.
Careful lowering off.


between Moons of Pluto and Cosmos.



Photos of Screaming Yellow Zonkers Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Geoffrey Brennan mid route.
Geoffrey Brennan mid route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Kathryn mid-route
Kathryn mid-route
Rock Climbing Photo: Bringing the 90s to 2012 at Smith with an old Cano...
Bringing the 90s to 2012 at Smith with an old Cano...
Rock Climbing Photo: SYZ.
Rock Climbing Photo: first part of SYZ
first part of SYZ
Rock Climbing Photo: The view from Screaming Yellow Zonkers.
The view from Screaming Yellow Zonkers.
Rock Climbing Photo: Screaming Yellow Zonkers 4/20/15
Screaming Yellow Zonkers 4/20/15

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By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
May 13, 2007
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

The bolts have all been replaced and positions improved. They are bomber now and the route is perfectly protected. Not too many bolts, not too few bolts. Just right.....

As good as 5.10 gets at Smith. Good, fun knob pulling! A 60m just makes the belay ledge, so watch your ends.
By 1Eric Rhicard
Jun 15, 2008

Did this climb Moons of Pluto and Bad Moon Rising. These were my introduction to the knobs and I love them. Three best pitches I have done at Smith in my three days of climbing there.
By Frogmen83
Aug 27, 2009

Excellent line!
By Toby Butterfield
From: Portland, OR
Aug 1, 2011
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

I felt that no one move on this was any harder than the hardest moves on Cosmos, it's just really sustained. And I mean that in the sense that all the moves are about the same 10b level of difficulty, not that there aren't rest stances. There are actually a few places where you climb past pockets, and can stuff your feet into those pockets and get really comfy no-hands rests.

Wonderfully long, sustained, great. Do it!
By JGHarrison
From: Reno, NV
Oct 30, 2011

Awesome climb. I think its the best archetypal climb of the grade for Smith Rock. The little nubbins you balance up characterize so much of what makes Smith sweet.
By pdxuller
Oct 9, 2013

Perfect smith nubby 5.10. Nubs and more nubs. Well bolted, lots of fun. The bolts are newer and totally fine. I don't remember it wandering very much, except at the top where you move right to the anchors.
By Alan Zhan
From: Seattle, WA
Jul 16, 2014

did this on TR a few days ago and loved the blank section towards the top. Pinching and pulling on knobs is so much fun.

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