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This route is located in the Lower Gorge Region at Purple Valley

Spinning Marty


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Pleasant Surprise 5.11a (Trad) **

First Ascent: Jim Link in 1988
Length: 50ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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Climb a right angling fingercrack 10 feet left of Tour de Hooks through a small roof to a ledge.
The pro above the roof is good even though it looks like it wouldn't be.
Moves: Fingers
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: NFS
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Yasmeen said on August 7th, 2003
This route is so fun!! Thanks for leading it, Loren!
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512OW said on December 2nd, 2013
fun little shorty, closer to 10b or c.