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California Flake 

YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Unknown, pre-1980
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Submitted By: Matthew Fienup on Nov 17, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: The start of this route just got a couple of grade...


A direct start to the Bolt Ladder with MANY variations. These variations include following the right-leaning crack that starts a few feet right of the Bolt Ladder or climbing straight up the plumb-line of the wall using broken cracks and small blocks.


Right of the line of bolts.


Primarily a gear route (tiny to 1"), you can also clip bolts on the Bolt Ladder whenever possible.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Route - toproped from chainlink halfway up.
BETA PHOTO: Route - toproped from chainlink halfway up.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bruce climbs California Flake (the Bolt Ladder Wal...
Bruce climbs California Flake (the Bolt Ladder Wal...

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By SidBeck
Jul 8, 2014

Lots of ants in crack leading up to first set of anchors during summer months that don't see rain. Be weary of hand placement.

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