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Sudden Shock 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c/d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Jeff Engel - 1997
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Submitted By: Colin Erskine on Feb 8, 2006
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a typical willow move: a long reach to a big hold....
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Description 

Just to the right of White Noise and Daily Grind, on the black (and possibly damp) dark streak in the rock. Climb up the streak to a 30-degree overhang on pockets, and follow bolts to the top.


Protection 

Bolts. Please do not toprope off of the fixed gear at the top, use your own draws for that. If the biners on the chains look worn or do not work properly, please replace them. It's good karma.



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Another shot of Mike Renneke on Sudden Shock.
Another shot of Mike Renneke on Sudden Shock.
past the crux and just past 1/2 way.
past the crux and just past 1/2 way.
brandon at the start.
brandon at the start.
Mike Renneke on Sudden Shock.
Mike Renneke on Sudden Shock.
one mini roof to go, then the chains.
one mini roof to go, then the chains.
when brandon and i first saw this photo, we couldn't believe how big that hueco appears. it looks like a frickin ledge!
when brandon and i first saw this photo, we couldn...
1/3 way up.
1/3 way up.
once the angle kicks back, there are three common variations. here, brandon's taking the middle variation. the left variation is the hardest, followed by the middle, then the right.
once the angle kicks back, there are three common ...
last clip before the chains.
last clip before the chains.
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By randy baum
From: Minneapolis, MN
Apr 29, 2009

first climb left of midsummer.

look left of misummer at the area above the first roof (the big roof that splits almost all the climbs at willow), sudden shock climbs just left of the obvious water/moss streak. this streak is often seeping water in the spring.

By J.Roatch
From: Twisp, WA
Mar 14, 2012

Awesome climb! Best one of the evening. Was out yesterday and this route was very dry and wonderful. Didn't have to worry about about any falling debris like on routes to the left of this one.

By CharlesErickson
From: Menomonie, Wisconsin
Apr 9, 2012
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a

Busted a nice hold today, (4/9/2012) the hold was after the second bolt and before the third bolt.
Shouldn't change the rating, but will certainly change things up!