Satisfaction Guaranteed – 5.11a


18m / 60ft, 7 bolts

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Satisfaction Guaranteed has a little bit of everything: it starts out with a thuggish V-3 or V-4 boulder problem that puts you onto a short stretch of finger-crack that can be "cracked" or side-pulled, depending on your preference. The 2nd third of the climb is a technical face-climbers dream: thin (can you say "half-pad"?), balancy, and sometimes desperate moves will eventually lead you up into the shadow of a very intimidating roof. But don't break out the toilet-paper yet, because the jug-fest through the roof is the easiest section of the entire climb, provided that you can survive the pump - ahem. After you make it past the roof, the jugs dissapear, and the holds become small and, --are you ready for this?-- slopey, as you make your way over the final bulge, past one last clip to the anchors, sans clean underwear, of course.
This route is well protected, but is NOT the route to get on if you are trying to break into 5.11; if you want to disregard that bit of advice, make sure you have a rope-gun handy.
-Greg F., Greensboro, NC. Climbing for almost 20 years.

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