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Routes : Asia : Taiwan : Northern (except Taipei City) : Long Dong (Dragon Cave) : School Gate : Left Surprise (aka Pleasantly Surprised)

Left Surprise (aka Pleasantly Surprised) - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
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Bolts (but it could be a trad climb, at least in the lower half) *Update: The bolts have corroded beyond sane usage and/or been removed. The bolt anchors remain, with one heavy-duty glue-in added to back up the originals. There are plenty of ample, bombe
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


Easy climbing to a ledge, turn a small overhang, and then climb the obvious crack system on the left side of the face. The technique is up to you, but you can layback or handjam the perfect crack through overhangs to the mid-route ledge. Then up to the two bolt anchor (or top if you are so inclined).

Submitted by: twrock on 2002-08-22
Last Modified: 2010-11-18
Views: 619
Route ID: 22661

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: brinosaur on 2010-03-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great warmup!

Fun jamming and laybacking up a series of cracks. Beautiful view at the top, too!
The bolts (many are now just black nubs) on this route are suicide AND not needed.

Added: 2010-11-17