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The Surprise - 5.10c

Average Rating = 4.25/5 Average Rating : 4.25 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.40/5
  Rock Quality 3.60/5
  Scenery 4.20/5
  Fun Factor 3.80/5

Description:

~4 pitch climb to the right of Commitment. P1(.10c): climb a .10a lieback, heading left and up past a bolt (crux of climb). P2 (.8): climb the double hand cracks. P3 (.10a): climb the short but sweet finger crack. P4 (.7): easy last pitch. The first pitch (Werners Ant Trees) is a variation to the original route, but done this way the route is absolutely stellar.

Submitted by: wyoclimber3 on 2006-06-03
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Route ID: 77141

10 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: bowleggedgoat on 2013-04-20 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars and the surprise is...

no more bolt at the crux! woooo hooooo! insanely fun climb, i thought the mental crux was the first pitch but the technical crux was the end segment of the second pitch (if you link 2 and 3 which you should because it will avoid a hanging belay).

Added: 2013-05-16

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: alpenweg on 2010-10-08 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars dangerous first pitch, but solid if u are solid

p.1 starts 10a to a 10c finish under this flake for the belay
if u come off at the top of the 10c portion u will take a grounder and be hurt bad, like the earlier posts said no more bolt. climb baby climb
p.2 is loose and long, good protection
p.3 is sustained and not for the faint at heart
get good feet and stay with it, good pro too
p.4 is nice lots of loose stuff at the top, be careful

i led p. 1-3 on-site

today i am soar

Added: 2010-10-10

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: scottydo on 2010-05-08 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars better than i expected

This was nice and uncrowded since it's a little tougher climb in an easier area. The first crux is slightly heady with a chopped bolt now. The splitter finger pitch is freakin' sweet though.

Added: 2010-07-25

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: sanarteaga on 2010-05-26 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars great!

do the 10c direct variation! be aware there is no bolt for the pitch 1 crux... use tiny cams and nuts to protect

Added: 2010-06-07

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: blacktotem on 2010-05-09 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars It was a surprise...

despite some dirt, the pro is good and the finger crack at the top is stellar.

Added: 2010-05-09

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