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Mickey Mantle 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Season: Fall through Spring
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Submitted By: Erock on Mar 5, 2006

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Stepping out.

Description 

Climb thin face just right of Rurpture past bolt. Move right along wide crack to point with over hang(crux) climb past one more bolt to top.

Location 

Right of Rurpture, start on thin face and move right to overhang.

Protection 

2 bolts, pro small to medium


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This is the alternate start to this route up to the horn.  This actually wasn't a bad first trad lead for someone :)
This is the alternate start to this route up to th...
Doing the move the route is named after :)
Doing the move the route is named after :)
Rest stop before the overhang crux.
Rest stop before the overhang crux.
To the top
To the top
Followed the horizontal crack to the horn.  You can protect the crack with a single #4 or #5.
Followed the horizontal crack to the horn. You ca...

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By Karl K
From: Phoenix, AZ
Nov 20, 2006
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

An alternate start is to begin on the arete directly underneath the roof move. Very hard to protect, but only about 5.5 to the 'move'.
By Ted Smith
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Feb 5, 2008

I found this climb to be a confidence builder, being a fairly new climber. The thin wall was challenging while the overhang was more scary than difficult. Will take some time before I am ready to lead it due to the fairly high first bolt.
By arjunmh
From: Phoenix, AZ
Dec 6, 2009

Funnest way to do this is to climb the left leaning crack on the north face of AMC (facing Loafer's Choice). Takes a #3 and 4, if I recall, and is way more interesting than the crimpy slab start. Easy to protect, probably on the order of 5.8+ or so, and good practice for the other crack climbs in the area. Gets you to the base of the arete, probably another cam in before going for the bolt and overhang. Fun!
By Nate Young
From: Phoenix
Jan 20, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

We decided to do the left to right traverse entrance to Mickey Mantle. It was alot of fun and a recommended way to get to the mantle section.

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