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The Casting Couch 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Ronnie Miller, Christopher Bastek, Thomas Park
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Chris Bastek on Feb 3, 2013  with updates from JoMer

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BETA PHOTO: The Casting Couch (January 2014)


Head up the left arÍte or go straight up the face using the crack/seam for right hand and left arÍte for left hand. Straight up the face might be a bit harder than 5.9.

Note, this route isn't in the Marty's map of the area. It is two routes right of #23 Christmas Chocolate and on the left arete just left of #24 Casting Shadows. God Save The Ta Tas (another newer route) is the route left of this.

It's cleaning up more, but still a good idea to watch out for loose holds here and there.


Just left of Casting Shadows.


9 bolts with 2 Fixe ring anchors up top.

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By mcdanbrett
Apr 19, 2015

This is a very nice, steep and airy up the left side of the wall. As mentioned, there are a few less than bomber holds, but it seemed clean and nothing to back away from. Beautiful climb.
By climnron
May 18, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I'm changing my suggested rating back to my original. This route is 5.8 and not a bit harder. I was on it again a week ago and didn't notice any loose rock, but it is Queen Creek so things are always changing.
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