|Type:||Sport, 1 pitch, 90'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E6 6b [details]|
|FA:||Dave Anderson, Donn Heller. FFA P1: Larry Kemp, Max Dufford, Jim Purdy|
|Season:||Whenever it's dry|
|Submitted By:||jonah on Feb 13, 2006|
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Jul 11, 2012
rating: 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
I brought a wire brush and gave Numbah Ten a good scrubbing the other day, removing some moss and a large huckleberry bush in the process. This route is amazing, but needs more traffic, especially on the upper half.
It seems like the first couple bolts do a horrible job of protecting the climber on the hardest moves - maybe they are a remnant of where old aid bolts or pins were? Anyhow, using a 4' sling from bolt #2 allows for a good clips from stances, though obviously it makes this a less heady start. Stiff shoes and the ability to stand on your pinky toes will be key ingredients in sending.
Aug 15, 2012
|In the past I've taken the annoying fall trying to stand out on my left foot on the 'clipping stance' edge in the corner, but never while I was actually clipping the second bolt. The latter scenario could have unhappy results, so stick clipping the second bolt is probably actually a good idea. That said, I never seem to have one on hand when I want to lead this climb and end up just going for it. I would say that the bolts protect the entry move but most definitely not the second clip and great caution should be taken with it!|
By C Miller
Aug 3, 2013
|Flashed by Peter Mayfield in 1990. Local Max Dufford commented "It figures that it would be done by a Californian - who else but a granite climber would know those kinds of moves?" (Climbing Magazine #121).|