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YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Scott Erler and Jack Marshall, 1982
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Submitted By: Woody Stark on Dec 19, 2004

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Susan Peplow passing the 2nd bolt on Herman


Three bolts up the center of Herman Rock define this route. Don't be misled by its appearance as it's a good deal more difficult than it looks.


3 bolts, bolted anchor/rap (all 3/8")

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By Locker
From: Yucca Valley, CA
Dec 24, 2004
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Woody, assuming this is that climb I led the other day (I could not find it in Randys guide or I would have beat you to the post) I am going to have to stick with the 5.9+ rating. It is all there. Just takes a little thinking and it was the last climb of the day after a relatively difficult crack that you had led.................5.9+ scratches at 5.10a and I could see where one might feel that difficulty. But not 5.10b............don't shoot me now please..............or you will be out of a crazy partner like yourself................(But no where near as crazy of course)
By Woody Stark
Dec 25, 2004
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Confusion! Three bolts is what I said. I must have checked something by mistake. I did forget the runout after the third bolt. Locker you devil, trying to suck someone in with that 5.9+.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Oct 25, 2014

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