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Riders of the Purple Sage 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Tim Standing 2007
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Jun 26, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: "Riders of the Purple Sage". Photo by Bl...


This route is near the center of the Crag and starts right of a low angle crack/corner system. Some bolts are hard to see because they're in pockets.


7 bolts to anchor.

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By Matt N
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Apr 17, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

60m rope stretcher. Tie a stopper knot.
7 bolts I believe. Passing the last bolt is frictiony fun (don't cheat right).
By Aaron Slaven
From: Fresno, CA
Jun 21, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Dido on the rope stretcher.
By Ryan Kosh
From: Los Angeles, CA
Feb 28, 2012

Third on the rope stretcher... Last few bolts are difficult (impossible) to see from below, but they're there.
By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Mar 17, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Crux moves up to the first bolt. Then flakes etc, Then smeary to the anchors. Fun route.
By Stephen Minana
Oct 20, 2014

Nice cruiser of a route, crazy placement of a couple bolts beneath an outer layer of rock. Incredible friction makes it a relaxing slab climb but long enough for a 70 meter rope to be preferable.

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