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Smooth Operator 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Erik Pohlman on Jan 6, 2007

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Steve below Smooth Operator and Bryes Corner.

Description 

Climb over the fistcrack bulge on the left. Continue in the dihedral system over another bulge near the top. Good rock.


Location 

Near the right end of the Reality Wall, 50 yards left of the Catacombs Walkdown, this is the large dihedral. Start in the left crack.


Protection 

Gear to 3.5 or 4". 2 bolt anchor. Rap or lower.



Photos of Smooth Operator Slideshow Add Photo
just after the wide crux section getting the good hand jams
just after the wide crux section getting the good ...
good jams all the way to the ledge at half height.
good jams all the way to the ledge at half height.
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By Ed Wade
From: Hermann, MO
Dec 23, 2013

The crux is just after the roof where the crack is wide. Tough for an 8. Good climb though. One of the better moderate cracks at Sams.

By JD Borgeson
5 days ago

after you pull the bulge, you can also face climb to the left on really nice rock and use the crack for gear and a few jams.