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Bustin' Move S 
Damage Done, The S,TR 
Descent Route T,TR 
Momentary Lapse of Ethics S,TR 
Needle TR wall aka Uphill Slab TR 
North Lieback T 
South Face T 
Suburban Hangover S 
Temple of the Dog S 

Suburban Hangover 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Lawrence Stuemke & Jim Hurst, 1991.
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Submitted By: Nate Christiansen on Jan 1, 2002

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Suburban Hangover is the first route you see on the Needle. There are a series of seriously overhung sport routes and SH is the farthest to you left. The crux is getting up to the first bolt. A stick clip is highly recommended as a fall would be most painful. Don't underestimate the 10c rating when bouldering up to the bolt.


6 draws and a long sling if wanting to top rope. This anchor shares with the route to the right as well.

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By Mitch Musci
From: Fort Collins, CO
Jun 11, 2007

The first bolt is a bit high, but there is a nice jug to clip off of. Just gun for it and have a good spotter.
By - - -
Jul 4, 2008

Gillett's book says four bolts, but it's really five bolts to a two bolt anchor.
By Eli Helmuth
From: Estes Park, CO
Jul 8, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

If you come into the first bolt from the right and clip it at your waist, this route feels more like an easy Eldo 10a or pumpy 5.9.

First bolt is a good candidate for stick clipping, and there is usually a large branch at the base for this purpose.
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