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Even though it's been upgraded, the bouldery start of this immaculate gem still seems hard.
Works up a north facing panel of perfect rock on small edges next to an arete. If only it were longer.
A little bit uphill from the base of From Chocolate ..., just about where the trail deteriorates.
Lauren McGeoch moves past the first bolt on perfec...
|Comments on Crash Landing
|By Tavis Ricksecker|
From: Bishop, ca
Jul 4, 2007
Get ready to crimp! Great thin face moves, but short lived...
|By Tyler Logan|
From: Bishop, CA
Mar 12, 2008
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b
Awesome rock, great moves. A sweet little mini-route. Easy for 11a. Wasn't it originally rated as 10d?
|By Adam Winters|
From: the Shire
Sep 17, 2009
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b
gotta say that original rating seems right on
|By Eric Schnepel|
Mar 19, 2011
Pretty fun thin face moves. The challenges end quickly however. Would be a really good first 5.11 for the technically oriented climber.
|By Brayne Varner|
From: Eureka, Ca
Nov 19, 2011
One of the best routes in the Gorge, a ladder of perfect edges. I can see that a gym-rat might think this is .11a. (no offense to gym-rats)
|By andy patterson|
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Nov 26, 2012
Wish things were longer? Once you hit the anchors of Crash Landing, clip in a looong sling, traverse about fifteen feet right, join Perched (5.10d) at the roof, and finish at the chains of Perched. A big pitch, to be sure. It's likely a 60m would work, but we used a 70. Better safe than sorry.
|By Mr Snrub|
Nov 11, 2013
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c
Probably a little soft for 11a, but either way a fun little route.