MZM (Maria Zink Memorial)
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Harder than it looks
This route starts about 100 feet across from and diagonal to "Young Lust." Start 10 feet left of a large chasm with a nolina at the chasm's base. An easy 10 foot boulder problem start to a nice right facing corner. Lieback and jam up the 15 foot corner to a sweet sustained finger and hand crack that eats gear and ends in a pod. A couple of interesting moves out of the pod that leads to easier climbing
1" to 3" gear for the climbing. A solid crack for the anchor at the top.
From: Palm Desert, CA
Apr 4, 2010
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
This route was kinda hard! It may have been the end of the day or the awful walk down at the end of this route, but I had this up there in difficulty with some of the .8+ to .9s in the area. A pretty good route, but don't go thinking that this will be the easy one to knock out real quick.