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I Love my Marine, Direct T 
Impatience (AKA A Diamond, A Pony, and a Ferrari ) T 
Kundalini- Linguini- Weenie T 
Leaden the Rock S 
Lunch T 
McAloo Tikki TR 
McChoss TR 
McStain S 
Natty Tree Goes Rogue T 
Picnic T 
Shattered S 
Sokolove S 
Talisker T 

McStain 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Marilyn Goninatti, Todd Gordon, Brett Pinar, Tim Pinar
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 20, 2007

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Todd Gordon on "McStain". Photo by Blitz...

Description 

Follow the gold streak up the gritty slab with the crux moving past the first bolt. Once past the last bolt it's a little runout but the angle kicks back and it gets much easier.

Location 

The obvious gold streak/stain left of Picnic.

Protection 

3 bolts, 2 bolt anchor/rap (all 3/8"). Optional 1.25" piece in the horizontal between bolts two and three.


Photos of McStain Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Campfire Crag (S. Face Right), Joshua Tree NP
BETA PHOTO: Campfire Crag (S. Face Right), Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: The gold stain. Photo by Blitzo.
The gold stain. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Todd Gordon on "McStain". Photo by Blitz...
Todd Gordon on "McStain". Photo by Blitz...
Rock Climbing Photo: "Mc Stain". Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: "Mc Stain". Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jackie Miranda on McStain....
Jackie Miranda on McStain....
Rock Climbing Photo: Passing the third bolt on McStain (5.8), Joshua Tr...
Passing the third bolt on McStain (5.8), Joshua Tr...

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By Pete Johnston
From: Irvine, California
Mar 8, 2012
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

A fun face climb, hard 5.8.
By mmurduff
Feb 3, 2014
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Strangely there are two bolts side by side at the second clip stance. Both spin a little, and both look new. Take your pick.
By toddgordon
From: Joshua Tree, California
Feb 3, 2014

Both bolts are coming out and one hole will be patched and one hole filled with a sturdy protection bolt........(just haven't gotten over to do such a job yet....maybe tomorrow?...thanks...)..
By Tobin Story
From: Woodinville, WA
Nov 18, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Fun face climbing up small holds. Agree that the crux is moving from first to second bolt, and goes at hard 5.8. The second 'bolt' is actually currently a glued in pin of some variety, it is in good quality rock and seems solid. Great belay ledge at the top, fun to bring up a second and enjoy the view.
By Conor O'Shea
From: Fort Collins, Colorado
Jan 3, 2016

Solid climb overall.

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