Physical Attraction

This route is located in the Lower Gorge Region at Pebble Beach

Zambezi Plunge


9.
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1 votes

Scabies 5.9+ (Sport) **

First Ascent: in 1993
Length: 30ft
Bolts: 4 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This bolted line ascends the flake 40 feet right of Physical Attraction.
Moves: Fingers
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: NFS
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2.84 stars (95 votes)
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5.9+ (67 votes)

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Date: Oct 30th, 2014

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Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 18th, 2005

Comments

1
Wicked Tribe said on September 6th, 2003
I aways thought this route was junk. But everyone seems compelled to do it.
2
jlu said on November 23rd, 2003
good crack climb. pretty pumpy up to a tough last move
3
dj_ax said on June 5th, 2004
Short but sweet. Fun flake!
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diggum said on December 16th, 2004
Seems harder than a 9 just b/c there are no feet left. I liked it though.
5
hamsco said on January 5th, 2005
this route deserves 1 star , I'm with the Tribe, it's junk.
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Stewy911 said on January 20th, 2005
I thought this route was quite unique compared to the usual sport climbs found in the red..................I give it uno stars
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K-Dawg said on September 28th, 2005
Not sure if this crag gets much sport traffic. Everything was pretty dirty. That's not a complaint, just a statement.
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Captain Bad Beta said on September 30th, 2005
Be prepared to climb some dirty climbs... i don't think too many people go out here to sport climb. I found this climb pretty stiff.
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Captain Bad Beta said on September 30th, 2005
Be prepared to climb some dirty climbs... i don't think too many people go out here to sport climb. I found this climb pretty stiff.
10
Ascentionist said on October 13th, 2005
Ju-Ju and Reserved Seating aren't dirty. And this route gets far more traffic. Its just where its located. Plus, this is the stupidest route in the galaxy.
11
bhuff04 said on June 4th, 2006
One of the cooler 35ft. 9's I've been on.
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p0bray01 said on October 17th, 2006
I am going to be in agreement with Tribe and others in saying this route is crap. Flake climbing is usually fun but this was just well Junk. NO feet...this in my opinion made it a little stiff for the grade. MY biggest complaint was the 4th bolt placement..I had to pull a crap load of slack out to clip and all from a weird position. Maybe move it up and in a bit?
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Cleveland said on September 30th, 2007
This route is nuts!
14
Brentucky said on June 7th, 2008
i thought the feet were fine; you just gotta pull on the flake and get your feet right. definitely exciting though for a short 5.9
15
rjackson said on July 5th, 2008
I didn't think it was crap - but I did think it was sustained and pumpie.
16
Josephine said on June 14th, 2009
this is the kind of route that i will do once and never again.
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saxfiend said on October 27th, 2009
I thought this was a pretty intriguing line. Good footwork is a must.
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jrathfon said on November 16th, 2009
could've used one less bolt. i agree that 4th bolt placement is pretty stupid. fun moves on a somewhat friable flake. pumpy? stustained? it's 30ft!! and 14 of that is the approach slab to the first clip. it'd be tough if were your first 5.9 lead, but then again, the bolts are 4ft apart. if you thought it was hard, you have crappy footwork, sorry. thoughtful moves, fun, way too short, it'd be 4 stars if it were 100ft.
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fasteddie said on May 1st, 2011
the anchor is jacked up on this route! DO NOT TOP ROPE THIS ROUTE!!! not sure who i need to report this to, but one of the top bolts has been nealy destroyed. it needs replaced. f.y.i., this is what happens when EVERYONE topropes/lowers from permenant anchors. RAP OFF ANCHORS, DO NOT LOWER!!!
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tcarter said on September 11th, 2011
Def needs a new anchor. The left anchor is just a hook now and wasn't that obvious from the ground. My partner climbed this and felt it too dangerous to top rope. thanks!
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CLIMBTRAD said on September 19th, 2011
New anchors ss glue ins the wave bolt. Will come back next weekend to remove old anchor
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toad857 said on June 25th, 2012
Sustained footwork will pump you out. Not dirty at all; a small handful of juggy bucket holds inside that flake. I'd recommend it. Bunch of whiny babies on this page....
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Jeff said on June 25th, 2012
Really. What a bunch of haters ;-) Might not be the best, but There was a time when this was one of only a handful of bolted 5.9's in the Red.
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swj said on August 21st, 2012
Maybe a bit stiff for a 9, in my opinion, but clipping that last bolt was much easier once I found a left foot.... but I think I found it after I clipped... Probably not something I would get on again.