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Sensory Deprivation 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Troy Mayr, 1990
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Submitted By: Vernon Stiefel on Mar 29, 2003
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Description 

This aptly named well protected and powerful sport climb is on an overhanging north face about 100' southeast of Fraggle Rock. The face is sculpted with large and deep huecos.

A powerful gaston is necessary between the first and second bolt. The difficulty eases somewhat until the rock between the last bolt to the anchor is encountered; it is very difficult to put the rope through the carabiner on the middle link without grabbing the chain anchor.


Protection 

Quickdraws for five bolts. A chain anchor spanning two bolts with a wide carabiner on a middle link is at the top.



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Sensory Deprivation (5.12a), Joshua Tree NP
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Fraggle Rock on the left and Sensory Deprivation on the right, Joshua Tree NP
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By C Miller
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Nov 8, 2003
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a

A fun route, but a little overgraded like some in this area. Located a short distance to the south of Fraggle Rock.

By Randy
Jul 11, 2010

A decent climb that ends just short of the top and at (as was mentioned) a somewhat contrived spot. Hard moves are right at the bottom. Not nearly as good as the Fraggle Rock routes.