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Shock and Awe 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Dave Bingham, 2003
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Submitted By: David Tvedt on Apr 3, 2006
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Patty Black gettin' started on Shock and Awe


This fun diverse route starts on patina edges. The crux hits low with in a maze of small patina holds facing different directions. Continue on with tricky pull-down edging leading to a steep jug finish.


South side of the West Buttress of Castle Rock


Bolts. Bolt anchor at the top.

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Shock and Awe <br /> <br />Patty Black firin' a lap on one of her favorite routes at the Castle.
Shock and Awe

Patty Black firin' a lap on one of ...
Shock and Awe <br /> <br />Patty Black nearing the top third of the route.  Fun!
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Patty Black nearing the top third o...
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From: Winona
Apr 20, 2009


By Jeff Jones
From: Elk Ridge, UT
Jul 12, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

When it is 4 stars, you just do it. Don't leave the area without ticking this one off. A word of warning...don't do it in the heat of the day (as I found out the first time I attempted it). This route is best done in the morning.

By ben orton
Jun 2, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

One of the best routes in the park hands down. 5.9 the 10 rating is not because of the move difficulty just the mental focus needed.

By Daniel Nelson
Oct 29, 2013

One of my fav routes of all time. Mentally challenging more than physically - thin edges for feet and hands on very positive face with spaced out bolts. A must do in the city/castle area.