Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
The Gallery
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Murano S 
27 Years of Climbing S 
A Brief History of Climb S 
All Draws and No Brains S 
All That Glitters T 
Break the Scene S 
Crimpy and the Brain S 
Crude Awakening S 
Darkside of the Flume T 
DaVinci's Left Ear S 
Different Strokes S 
Gold Rush S 
Guernica S 
Guernica (To first anchor) S 
Happy Trails S 
Johnny B. Good S 
King Lives On, The S 
Mosaic S 
No Brain, No Pain S 
NoBody Wins T 
Preacher's Daughter, The S 
Random Precision S 
Short By a Foot S 
Zen and the Art of Masturbation S 

27 Years of Climbing 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Alex Yeakley
Season: year round
Page Views: 17,377
Submitted By: russellHOBART on Mar 20, 2008

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (409)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [1 person likes this page.]
Near the top of 27 Years of Climbing (5.8)


Great spicy climb for the beginning leader. Huge holds with great movements


Left side of corner


7 bolts and anchors

Photos of 27 Years of Climbing Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: 27 Years of Climbing
BETA PHOTO: 27 Years of Climbing
Rock Climbing Photo: The classic 5.8 at The Gallery
The classic 5.8 at The Gallery
Rock Climbing Photo: Ditchin the rubber on a damp day
Ditchin the rubber on a damp day
Rock Climbing Photo: Pat near the top.
Pat near the top.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber on 27 years.
Climber on 27 years.
Rock Climbing Photo: Over green hump and up
BETA PHOTO: Over green hump and up

Comments on 27 Years of Climbing Add Comment
Show which comments
From: michigan
Jun 24, 2010

pretty good climb. great stances while clipping. watch out for water seeping out of the rock right at the base of the climb. bring a rope bag or something to flake on.
From: Chicago/Colorado
Mar 2, 2011

Routes like this keep you coming back. Pure pleasure. Just fun stuff provided by nature and a guy with a hammerdrill.
By Isaac Levin
From: Clemson, SC
Mar 22, 2012

Such a relaxing climb. The bottom is pretty straight forward and can be a little boring. But, overall it is a very fun route.
By Zeke6
From: Akron, Ohio
Jun 25, 2012

"Pretty good climb" "can be a little boring"

So critical that you don't realize what an amazing climb this is.
From: michigan
Mar 11, 2013

so...when i said i thought it was a pretty good climb, i meant i thought it was a pretty good climb.
By TylerC
Apr 21, 2014

This is a great climb for anyone new to lead climbing. Clipping stance is excellent at almost every bolt, on a full foot ledge with jug holds through the entire route. Crux is possibly reaching the first bolt, or a pillar section with options for a lean-back accent on decent feet, or a compression ladder climb that requires more technique than strength. Clipping chains may be difficult for the shorter folk.
By Andy P.
From: Wisconsin
Jul 27, 2016

Outstanding climbing, holds are strong and the route is well gardened with nothing loose. Crux for most of my group was getting above a small bulge right below the chains. This upper crux can be bypassed with some balancy climbing slightly right of the bolt - the "technician's solution." Alternatively, the strong leaders can climb the bulge straight on using a couple of finger pockets for a big move to solution jugs on the slab above - this would be the "burly boulderer's solution." Have fun!
By highneed
Sep 7, 2016
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This is the Unicorn; rarely is there a climb this good, at this grade with bolts. Also you can lead on gear with much runout.

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!