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Surprise Direct - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 3.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


Surprise, except you do the direct finish straight up, where there are few bolts. In the guidebook.

Submitted by: eyecannon on 2007-08-25
Views: 516
Route ID: 87977

4 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: ericfoltz on 1999-06-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Lead


Added: 2010-05-12

  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: satch on 1991-09-08 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars good one


Added: 2010-03-08

  Safety Rating R
Onsight Onsight ascent by: snoopy138 on 2007-08-25 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars to clear things up

by "few" he means "one" bolt, even though there are three marked in the guidebook. getting to the bolt (~20 ft.) isn't bad, and the 5.9 is right past that. It's then a LONG way with a lot of 5.7/8 climbing before any gear shows up. Don't fall or you will seriously injure yourself at best.

Added: 2007-08-25

  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating R
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: eyecannon on 2007-08-25 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars glad I didn't lead the 5.9 part

Led the first pitch, then my partner snoopy138 made the daring lead of the next two pitches. When asked about the prospect of a 50' factor 2, snoopy138 is remembered as commenting, "I told myself that falling wasn't an option."

Added: 2007-08-25