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Goodbye Mr. Bond 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Jay Smith, Robert Finley & Rondo Powell, December 1988
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 1, 2005

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Given the same rating as Sweat Band in most guidebooks but it seems a little more difficult. Some tricky moves up steep rock at the start give way to balancy, sporty moves on a slab higher up. A 2.5" piece can be placed in a horizontal crack after the last bolt to lessen the runout to the anchors.

Typically given fewer stars than Sweat Band in most guides but the steeper, more varied climbing make this a better route IMO, and one to check out if in the area. Three stars out of five.


This is the leftmost route on the south face.


4 bolts to a bolted anchor, a 2.5" piece is helpful after the last bolt.

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By M.Morley
From: Sacramento, CA
Oct 23, 2003

Not as good as Sweat Band in my opinion.
By C Miller
Nov 4, 2003

The first three bolts are 3/8" and decent, but the last bolt is a 5/16" buttonhead with a Leeper hanger. A 1.25" piece may be placed in the large flake between bolts three and four (not terribly confidence inspiring) as well as a 1" piece and/or 2.5" piece in the horizontal after the last bolt. All bolts should be upgraded to 1/2" due to the rock quality (or lack thereof) and steepness (at the bottom).

The first bolt is a ways up off a small shelf, so a spot may be prudent prior to clipping it.
By tony grice
Dec 24, 2005
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Good by mister bond was fun, kinda soft if yer callin it 10d. Cool moves down low. 4th bolt needs some love, the moves above it are easy enough.
By tom donnelly
Dec 10, 2007

I placed a nut just above the old 4th bolt to back it up,
and a few other cams along the way. Good climb!
By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Dec 12, 2008

Very cool! First bolt has a loose nut which I hand tightened. Fourth bolt is buttonhead + leeper hanger combo. Suggest additional gear, .5 + #1 camalot for upper section.
By Will S
From: Joshua Tree
Nov 21, 2011
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Take a wrench, first bolt's nut is about 3/4 of the way off the stud and won't hand tighten, making the clip a PITA since it's a spinner. You can certainly place gear behind the flake (2 camalot), and I did, but it wouldn't do anything other than blow the hollow flake off the wall if you fell on it. Double bolt/ring anchor on top (don't be distracted by the random single bolt nearby that's back from the edge a bit)