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Flies on the Wound 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Ted Chapin, Bill Fournier & Jim Boone, 10/79
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Submitted By: M.Morley on Jan 1, 2002

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BETA PHOTO: Flies on the Wound. Photo by Blitzo.


The best line at Morbid Mound. The route starts in the middle of the south face, about 15' left of Hillside Strangler, the prominent chimney. Gain steep vertical crack and patina plates with positive holds.


Some webbing and a few pieces if toproping.

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Rock Climbing Photo: P girl leadin' Flies...  Standard rack, emphasis o...
P girl leadin' Flies... Standard rack, emphasis o...
Rock Climbing Photo: Morbid Mound - South Face
BETA PHOTO: Morbid Mound - South Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Danny soloing "Flies on the Wound". Phot...
Danny soloing "Flies on the Wound". Phot...

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By Locker
From: Yucca Valley, CA
Oct 27, 2003

Easy to top rope, a few good solo's, etc... Walk up the backside and down the same way. Often crowded with classes. Short climbs. Easy and good for beginners or for those that enjoy freedom from gear.
By Blitzo
Sep 29, 2006

This thing is fun!
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Mar 28, 2011

Great route with bouldery start. Put it on a higher respected formation and it would get consistant stars. Always fun....edges, chickenheads, route on the mound usually gets two laps because of it.

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