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Space Invaders 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Chris Falkenstein
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Submitted By: David Aguasca! on Oct 12, 2010

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Big cams for the big crack!

Photo credit: Eric Bi...


Steep and intimidating even on toprope, the Space Invader starts at 4" and only gets wider. Tie in and get ready to struggle, whether you choose to jam it or layback.


Just west of the Ahwahnee parking lot (just before the road splits into the lot), approximately 50' north, directly into the boulders. You can see the top of the crack (6" crack) from the road.


The anchor is one good bolt and one not-so-good bolt. A couple directionals in the 4-5" range are highly recommended, as the route overhangs 45 degrees. Be careful setting up the TR, it is exposed and slippery.

If leading, you might need/want 2 each 4-5". One 6" piece will do.

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Getting ready... <br /> <br />Photo credit: Eric Bissell
Getting ready...

Photo credit: Eric Bissell
As always, staying in place is easy (sort of) but moving is HARD. <br /> <br />Photo credit: Eric Bissell
As always, staying in place is easy (sort of) but ...
Gaping maw. <br /> <br />Photo credit: Eric Bissell
Gaping maw.

Photo credit: Eric Bissell
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By Jay Anderson
Nov 18, 2010

It's Space Invaders, with an 's' on the end, like the video game. Not Space Invader.

By Russ Walling
Nov 21, 2010

Re: the FA

Two days ago from Dick Cilley on the WideFetish Forum :

For years ,most people thought I did the fa of that thing.Then I heard that Falkenstein had done it

By David Aguasca!
From: New York
Aug 28, 2011

Here is how I did it. Your mileage may vary!

By Sirius
From: Oakland, CA
Apr 7, 2014

^ Damn!