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Path Of The Oyster 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: (TR) Kurt Smith 1985, FL: Jim Thornburg, John Clark, Troy Mayr & Jeff Webb 1989
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Submitted By: Josh Beck on Apr 5, 2003

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Carol Wong on The Path of the Oyster (5.11b).


The lefthand route on the Oyster Bar proper. Fun, thin edging trends up and left to an intersection with the arete. Going out on the arete makes the climb only moderately easier as the harder moves are lower. This route has maybe slightly harder moves than Oyster Bar, but is not as sustained. I didn't give it an "s" rating but getting to and clipping the 2nd bolt involves the thinnest climbing on the route and a fall while clipping the 2nd bolt would definitely be poor.


4 bolts, 2 bolt anchor/rap

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Rock Climbing Photo: Oysters From Heaven
BETA PHOTO: Oysters From Heaven

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By C Miller
Nov 9, 2003
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13

Slightly harder than it's neighbor to the right, and as mentioned falling before the 2nd bolt is best avoided.

Aka Oysters from Heaven.
By Adam Stackhouse
Jan 5, 2009

Oysters From Heaven?
By Eli Stein
From: Soulthern Caliswag
Feb 12, 2009

when does this route get sun (in feb)?
thanks for the beta!
By Alan Doak
From: boulder, co
Jan 2, 2014

The crimps are sharp and thin. Tastes like burning!

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