Home - Destinations - iPhone/Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New
Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
f. Land of the Giants
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Chieftain 
Crackpot 
Point of No Return 
Surprise 
Voyage of the Damned 

Surprise 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV British: VD 3c PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV British: VD 3c [details]
FA: Unknown, before 1975 (per Holzman)
Page Views: 848
Submitted By: AML on Aug 7, 2011
Good Page? 1 person likes this page. Your opinion:   

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (3)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
BETA PHOTO: New rappel anchor replacing the sling salad that w...
Seasonal Falcon Closure MORE INFO >>>

Description 

Pitch 1: Climb a white open book for 55 feet to a small tiered overhang. Step right and pull the center of the overhang to an optional belay ledge.

Pitch 2: Step 6 feet left, move up through a slight notch, step back right, and follow weaknesses just left of the prow to the summit. Descend with a two rope rappel or two one rope rappels.


Location 

Begins from a nice platform below a white open book, at the left end of Land of the Giants and just right of Wine Couloir.


Protection 

Light rack, medium nuts. Tree with slings on summit. Bolted mid-point rap anchor



Photos of Surprise Slideshow Add Photo
Start of Surprise
Start of Surprise
Comments on Surprise Add Comment
Show which comments
By Larry S
Aug 7, 2011

A 70m rope will just barely get you back to the start of the climb from the top rap station. You might have to unrope and do a few 3rd class moves down to the start ledge.

By Larry S
Sep 17, 2012

Replaced the sling-salad at the very top rap tree yesterday. Installed some beefy 1/4" galv steel cable. It's got two redundant loops routed thru hose to protect the tree and some 1/2" quicklinks.

By Larry S
Sep 17, 2013

I heard a rumor the mid-point anchor is back in action. A single 60m will get you down now.

By John Gehrig
From: Easton, PA
Oct 28, 2013

A new mid-cliff bolted rappel station has been installed.

Much better that the old tree & nut that used to be there. A 60m will get you to the base in 2 rappels again.