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An excellent sport climb with sustained technical moves and slippery stances. This route involves climbing on small features and slippery sloping rock. Moving up to clip the third bolt involves a very cool stemming move to reach a large two-handed hold allowing a secure clip of the third bolt.
Seven (7) bolt protection. Two bolt anchor. Rap rings.
Cold day at Mission Gorge
Bryan Ferris on Escapade. Photo by Joseph Lascurai...
|By off white|
May 5, 2007
Established as a top rope route in 1977, it was originally named One Step Beyond and rated 5.10c.
|By Andy Laakmann|
From: Bend, OR
Nov 30, 2008
Sustained. The description above isn't correct. The tough clip is the 4th bolt. I stemmed left (barely!) prior to grabbing the jug and was able to make the clip.
Good hands and wickedly slick feet characterize this route - which for Mission Gorge is awesome.
|By T.J. Esposito|
From: San Diego, CA
Aug 13, 2011
Awesome route! Try Master of Defeet if you want a slightly easier climb on similarly small and slippery features. Sustained but with lots of good rest stances.