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Claim To Fame 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c

   
Type: Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Jim Stegall. March 1996
Season: Spring thru Fall
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Submitted By: Orphaned on Mar 24, 2007
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This is a really nice route that goes up on nice big moves to an overhang finish. The guidebook originally rated it 10d and then upgraded it to 11a. If you move right at the top, rather than going straight up the bulge, you may think this is the easiest 11a on the planet.


Protection 

5 bolts and shuts.


Location 

This route starts just right of the corner system where Best Seller is found. Far left end of the Cracker Jack Cliffs, just right of a big overhang.



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By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Apr 2, 2007
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b

Did the route today for the first time in many years. The route is fun and provides enjoyable 10+ climbing to the steep top section.

Don't think it's all fun and games though and be prepared for a lack of the clipping holds when going for the anchor. You've got a shoulder height side pull for your right to clip from and that's about it with the exception of a good stance.

Route is good, softer than the guidebook but not a gimme. Today, to me, it felt awkward clipping with the bent elbow right arm.

By Jason Halladay
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From: Los Alamos, NM
Oct 9, 2007
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

In description above "If you move right at the top, rather than going straight up the bulge, you may think this is the easiest 11a on the planet."

So true. We were thinking it was 10b-ish but, of course, we were grabbing the big ledge on the right side of the anchors at the bulge. It didn't seem unreasonable or off the route to grab that and, in fact, I think it would be a very strenuous anchor clip without it.

Nonetheless, this is a very fun route.

By SHOPE
From: Bellingham, WA
Mar 14, 2013
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b

Very fun. I found it mentally challenging as a lead climb and not technical.