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YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: B. Chapman & P. Neal (July 2008)
New Route: Yes
Season: year round (shaped by trees)
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Submitted By: Benjamin Chapman on Sep 3, 2009

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Nearing the crux moves on "Stinger."

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  • Description 

    "Stinger" (5.9) is located in the Grotto between Slammer and Lowrider. Follows the steep left trending ramp and face to a headwall crux. Numerous edges and pockets throughout. Instantly popular moderate that is in the shade all day.


    The Grotto, between Slammer (5.10b) and Lowrider (5.10b). Rappell from a 2-ring anchor.


    4 bolts and 2-ring Fixe anchor.

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    By Benjamin Chapman
    From: Small Town, USA
    Dec 11, 2009

    Stinger is varied and fun. There is an initial ramp section leading to stemming, a backstep on the left arete, some pockets, and a steep headwall. You won't get bored on this one. Well protected and nice rock. There is always someone on either "Stinger" or the climb just to the right "Lowrider." Nice shady Grotto location.
    By Nathanael
    From: Riverside, CA
    Apr 2, 2016

    More sustained if you resist the urge to stem against the ramp/arete; instead climb the face only. Probably doesn't clock in any higher than 10a that way.

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