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Surfing With The Alien 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Glenn Schuler, 1987
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Submitted By: Glenn Schuler on May 10, 2012
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A youthful Kevin and his mullet contemplates the r...

Description 

Start with a reachy move to gain a ledge, then follow the seam/crack until it peters out and the angle steepens. Crank through the crux zone and work your way onto "The Ramp". A final headwall with positive but pumpy holds guards the anchors. Old school bolt spacing adds some excitement!


Location 

Located a couple hundred feet left of the Sunkist Slab, this route climbs up the middle of a pear shaped face. It is the second bolted line to the right of the obvious Intimidator Roof crack. Start at a small pine tree growing off the ledge.


Protection 

9 bolts to chain anchors.



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Kevin McLaughlin onsights the second ascent.
Kevin McLaughlin onsights the second ascent.
Almost to the ramp.
Almost to the ramp.
Starting the crux section.
Starting the crux section.
Nearing the end of the crux.
Nearing the end of the crux.
Satriani!
Satriani!
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