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October Surprise - 5.10d

Average Rating = 2.25/5 Average Rating : 2.25 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.50/5
  Rock Quality 3.50/5
  Scenery 2.50/5
  Fun Factor 2.50/5

Description:

Climb to the right of Mega-Jug (and arguably not as fun).

Submitted by: forkliftdaddy on 2006-05-22
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Route ID: 76835

5 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: 0x2102 on 2009-04-04 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars .

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Added: 2009-04-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: Achilleus30 on 2008-05-25 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Poorly protected 5.10d

Balancy, awkward first clip. Balancy awkward second clip. Both with ankle/leg breaking potential.

Added: 2008-05-26

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating G
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: lena_chita on 2007-09-08 (View Climbing Log)

1 out of 5 stars Ugh. I probably won't go up this thing again

I hated it. The closest I ever came to seriously injuring myself on a climb.

Easy jugs to first clip. Difficult/reachy move right after clipping the first bolt. But that's just a shorty me talking-- arguably a matter of technique. And then...

I watched a guy go up this climb right before I did it. Didn't seem like a big deal. I did the exact same thing he did-- go up on good enough holds, a bit to the left, get into the clipping stance for the second bolt... what the heck? I couldn't reach it-- it was too far to the side, about shoulder level, but out of reach. Trust me, I tried... So I down-climbed. Went up on the other side of the bolt. The holds were good enough there, too-- but nobody climbs on that side, no chalk marks, the rock is all covered with lichen... and it isn't a .10d move anymore! I was able to reach the bolt from that side-- barely. And clipped it while falling... I am still not sure how I managed to get the rope clipped. But if I didn't, it would have been a ground fall.

The rest of the climb can be called somewhat enjoyable, but overall--no, thank you!

Added: 2007-09-10

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: forkliftdaddy on 2006-05-19 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Puzzling

Hard to figure out. Took two tries.

Added: 2007-01-31

Ratings
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Onsight Onsight ascent by: jajen on 1994-10-06 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Witnessed by: Fuzz, Scotty
Added: 1994-10-06