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Surfing Quartzite 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 6a

Type: Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 5c [details]
FA: Manuel Rangel
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Submitted By: markguycan on Apr 28, 2006
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Kyle on Surfing Quartzite

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Start at overhung dihedral, break right at vertical to roofs. Thin moves above roof to slabby finish. dificult to read onsight.


Just left of Shelley's Whiteout, right of RocDoc.


12bolts, 70m rope or two ropes to get off.

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Erik on the distinctive roof, using impeccable technique, coasts through to the top.
Erik on the distinctive roof, using impeccable tec...
Snupes at the roof on Surfing Quartzite
BETA PHOTO: Snupes at the roof on Surfing Quartzite
Kyle nabbing the onsite of Surfing Quartzite.
Kyle nabbing the onsite of Surfing Quartzite.
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By Frost
Jan 31, 2011

Beautiful route. All these routes were well thought out when bolted. A place where you can focus on the climbing moves instead of potentially bad falls. Props!

By Colonel Mustard
From: Reno, NV
Feb 20, 2011
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a

Good and long, Surfing Quartzite is a very worthy 11+, one of my Isolation favorites. As noted by Mark, the start is definitely a hard onsight, but once you suss the moves it eases up. Once the inital crux is over though there is still plenty of quality climbing, so you will not fall asleep. The rock is nice and clean and the line is aesthetic, ascending a tree-topped, exposed feeling buttress.