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Sumac Route, The S 
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Morning Glory 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Murray and Hinds 1995
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Submitted By: Dr. Evil on May 21, 2006

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Description 

Face climb to the top of the wall. Pleasant climbing that gets easier as you go up.

Location 

This climb is the fourth climb from the right edge of the Left Flank, left of Bushwhacked (see photo).

Protection 

9 bolts to 2 Fixe ring anchors. Use a 60-meter rope.


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Rock Climbing Photo: The lower section of "Morning Glory."
The lower section of "Morning Glory."

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By Maidy
Mar 10, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I believe the location descriptions for Morning Glory and Bushwacked are reversed on this site. According to the Santa Monica guide, Bushwacked is the face-climb immediately left of B-line and Morning Glory is the (harder IMO) climb that "starts behind bushes just right the hand crack". Both are rated 5.9 in the guide, but Bushwacked is definitely easier and way more fun.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Sep 10, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

As of 09-09-12 the routes "Morning Glory" and "Bushwacked" are oriented correctly in the MP-Echo Cliff database.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Sep 10, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

"Morning Glory" is more sustained and the bolts are more widely spaced than the adjacent route, "Bushwacked." While both routes have attained a consensus 5.8 rating, "Morning Glory" remains the sportier route. Although established in 1995 and having numerous ascents many of the holds continue to have a loose feel.
By trevor becker
Jan 16, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

GoPro HERO 2 HD footage of Morning Glory 5.8, left flank:

By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Feb 5, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Trevor......the route you video with your GoPro is the Sumac Route, NOT Morning Glory.
By Tami M.
Apr 1, 2013

Some of the rock on this wall pulls off easily so tap your holds before you put weight on them.
By Wei-Li
From: Los Angeles, CA
Sep 3, 2015
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

The first 1/3 of the climb is quite a bit more difficult than 5.8, possibly due to holds coming off. That section (from the ground to about the fourth clip) is probably closer to a 5.9+.

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