This climb made me sweat a bit, mainly because it was more stout than I thought it would be. If Corrugation is 5.7 and Surrealistic is the same, I'll rate this climb 5.7+. The bolts are close enought that you shouldn't get hurt if you fall, but the second and third bolts are far enough away that they made me think if I was really in for the climb. Then I grabbed the long flake at the end and breathed a sigh of relief.
You probably want to be confident on 5.8 before you jump on this climb. Technically not as hard as "Better Than Bacon" but definitely way more sustained.
Also, our 70m BARELY reached the ground. Be sure to tie knots in the end. Next time I'll bring extra slings and extend the anchor.
Very fun climb! Well sustained and a little bit runout on small gear. The distance between the 2nd and 3rd bolts seems a little far at first but it's not gnar. Biggest pro I was able to place was a #4 TCU. Fun flake section near top!
A couple of notes on Lovers Leap. Hogwild now has 6 bolts. First is to the left of the right facing corner, 4 are on the slab between the corner and the small step, one above the step. A little run out above the step. The crack is completely filled with dirt and vegetation. Canít place gear without a shovel.
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