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Soul Sister Thunder 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Aaron Rough (FFA)
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Rough on Sep 13, 2009

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Megan heading up to the steep arete.


Up the slight bulge into a dish and water streak below the steeper headwall. Pull onto the headwall, turn the arete on the right then straight up another water streak. Juggy and and mostly vertical climbing on super positive holds.


2nd route from the right. Just left of Food Baby.


6 bolts + anchors

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By Floyd Hayes
Mar 15, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Where was the 5.9? Seemed easier to me.
By Rough
Mar 16, 2010

Floyd, In the picture (Megan with orange shirt) that's pretty much the crux. I am leaning towards agreeing with you though that it is probably 5.8. The climb feels a bit more like 5.9 if you stay more left'ish and pull the bulge after a body length. If you hook right immediately after the 1st bolt on the small bulge, I agree it is probably 5.8.

It could also be that this route is seeing a bunch of traffic and cleaning up nicely. I haven't been out there for a few weeks, so I am looking forward to getting back on it and seeing how the choss is doing!
By Floyd Hayes
Jun 21, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Okay, having climbed it a few more times it does feel more like 5.8 (I initially thought it was 5.7).
By Tom G
Sep 2, 2012

fun route, watch the nut on the left bolt, it was loose same on food baby!
By harmonydoc
Aug 17, 2014

Surprisingly fun.

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