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Ernie Pyle T 
Holden Hands T 
Holden On T 
Overlooked T 
Pile it Higher and Deeper T 
Return of the Mimmster T 
Worthless Bile T 
Worthwhile Pile T 


YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Bob Gaines and Brian Prentice, April 2001
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Bob Gaines on Apr 15, 2010

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Start just left of Worthwhile Pile and climb up and left following thin seams up to a bolt, then move left (crux) to a crack that leads to the top.

This is probably the best route on Worthwhile Pile.


To 4 inches, bring many 1/2 inch to 1 inch CDs for the seams. Two #2 and one #3 or #4 camalot work nicely for the anchor if you want to rig a TR.

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By Adam Kimmerly
May 10, 2011

More sustained and generally a better route than "Holden On". Thin, tricky pro keeps you thinking, but is good enough to keep you safe.
By Howard.
From: Irvine, CA
5 days ago

Anybody try the variation that goes up and right through bolt rather than to the left to the crack? Maybe 10c? Made a really high right step up and lied back facing the left on edges. Did a really balancey move stepping left foot up before reaching up to a decent hold, then hand traversed right with little in the way of footholds but good hands. Finished up Worthwhile Pile.

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