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Murphy's Dome South Face
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Bottom Feeder S 
Chris and Pete's Wake Up Call T 
Crimes Against Rock (formerly entered as Sideways Smile) T 
Hey Dude S 
Murphy's Law S 
Murphy's Stout S 
Pork Meadows S 
Stitch of Time T,S 
Water Witch S 

Murphy's Law 

YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 115'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Webster & Ellis
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Submitted By: rob bauer on Nov 10, 2012

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Description 

This isn't my route, but let's include it in the database. The rock on the entire dome is friable, the same as 11 years ago, but this is still a good pitch worth doing when here. It is not exactly a sport climb, just sorta typical 'Platte spacing on modern bolts.

There is no anchor at the top of this line. I strongly advise you to take a hard right at the last bolt and go 20 odd feet to meet up with the obvious double anchor bolts! (Otherwise, you will have to contend with a minefield of rocks waiting to kill your belayer.) Yes, it is a bit more run-out but safer. We easily rap'd off with a single 70m; but a 60m may work?

Is it 2 star? Well, it's doable, safe enough, longer than the others, and steep/hard enough to have your complete attention. See what you think.

Location 

This is just about in the middle of the face, left of the arete climb, Bottom Feeder.

Protection 

6 bolts. No anchors.


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By drewhouser
Dec 29, 2014
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

We kayaked to the confluence, drove to the pull-out upstream, threw on our harnesses and went for a hike up a hill. That's how I found myself here...why I found myself here? I have no idea. Unless you have climbed most of the other crags in the area and are looking to "check them all off," there are better places to go.
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