Screaming Yellow Zonkers
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A very interesting route. It wanders a bit, has some funky old hardware and a lot of variation.
Start with the same first bolt as Moons of Pluto (use a long sling on the 1st bolt) and then move left. Zig zag your way up the face to a final steep move below the anchor.
Careful lowering off.
between Moons of Pluto and Cosmos.
Geoffrey Brennan mid route.
The view from Screaming Yellow Zonkers.
Bringing the 90s to 2012 at Smith with an old Cano...
|Comments on Screaming Yellow Zonkers
|By Andy Laakmann|
From: Bend, OR
May 13, 2007
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 Toby B|
Aug 1, 2011
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!
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.