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Sig Alert (AKA Cast Up A Highway) 

YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b [details]
FA: (TR) Eric Rasmussen, Rob Segger & Matt Shubert 4/88, FL: Bob Gaines & Bill Russell 12/97
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Submitted By: Chris Owen on Jan 1, 2002
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Tony on the steep bit.

Description 

Start by Nobody Walks in LA (5.9), at the yucca beneath the roof. Climb up to the right-hand end of the roof then pull and step up and left onto the face.

Face climbing leads to the crux, a steepening which yields to bouldering moves, above this the face relents to gain the bolt anchor.

A fun climb which contrasts nicely the crack climbs on this face.

Originally a TR which went up the left side of the roof at 5.11a.


Protection 

Medium cam (2") for under the starting roof, 5 bolts.



Photos of Sig Alert (AKA Cast Up A Highway) Slideshow Add Photo
Close up of Tony just past the crux.
Close up of Tony just past the crux.
Tennessee moving through the crux.
Tennessee moving through the crux.
Two handed dip....what a poser!
Two handed dip....what a poser!
Upper portion of Sig Alert
BETA PHOTO: Upper portion of Sig Alert
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By Randy
Jan 23, 2003

This route is now called "Sig Alert." First Ascent (Lead) was in December, 1997 by Bob Gaines and Bill Russell. They rated it 5.10d. It takes a slightly different line at the bottom than Cast Up A Highway (start by Nobody Walks In LA) and head up left. The name provides a bit of confussion as there is already a route (A top rope variation; route 490 in the 92 guide) with essentially the same name "Sigalert." 80 foot rap from a 2 bolt anchor.

By Randy
Jan 28, 2003

Having just done this climb on Sunday, I would call it 5.10b/c. Good holds and protection; but if Anacram is 5.10c this is no more than 5.10b. Popular and well worth doing.

By C Miller
Administrator
Dec 8, 2003
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

Fun moves on good rock make this a worthy tick. Seems a little easier than Anacram (5.10c). Basically a sport route except for the piece needed at the start. Three stars out of five.

By Chris Owen
Administrator
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Apr 25, 2006

I agree with Randy did this route again yesterday and thought it easier than Tinker Toys which is 5.10b. Great route!

By M.Morley
Administrator
From: Sacramento, CA
Apr 25, 2006
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b

Great route, definitely one 10+ move for me, but right at a bolt (bolt #4?).

By Jeff Scheuerell
Dec 20, 2009
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b

Randy is right, if Anacram is 10c Sig Alert is no more than 10b. But I've had a lot less trouble on several 5.11s than on Anacram. I give Sig Alert 10+.

Another good route from Bob, easier than it looks. I found the third, I think, bolt hard to clip.

By Tavis Ricksecker
From: Bishop, ca
Jan 2, 2010
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b

Good route! I thought it felt tenuous for the grade, but then again it is Josh..