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Mister MIA 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Brian Shelton & Chris Jackson, Sept. '04
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Submitted By: Bosier Parsons on Apr 13, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Mister MIA as seen from the base of the route.


Edge and smear directly up with some tricky moves past 5 bolts. Continue up easier rock past 3 more bolts.


This route is on the north end of the Whale and starts just right of the big pine tree at the base. It is the first route left of Blow Tube Envy and finishes just left of the obvious, quarried slice of rock at the top of the Whale. Guide info from Stewart Green's publication.


8 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor. If I remember right, this anchor is shared with Blow Tube Envy.

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Lee Rittenmeyer on the crux of Mister MIA.
Lee Rittenmeyer on the crux of Mister MIA.
Lee Rittenmeyer on Mister MIA.
Lee Rittenmeyer on Mister MIA.

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By mountainmicah83
From: Colorado Springs
May 24, 2010
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Tie knots in your 60m when you do this, 'cause you aren't gonna make it back to the ground.
By Hans Hoffman
From: D'iberville, MS
Nov 8, 2010
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Very fun route; my first lead at RRCOS. Lots of smearing up to the 5th bolt and a walk-up pretty much the last 3 bolts.