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Stupid Pet Tricks 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 160'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Brian Bennet, Vince Deposque, and Jack Wenzel 1985
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Submitted By: Lou Hibbard on Oct 31, 2011
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Description 

This route is a slab adventure. Perhaps best in fall. In spring need cool temperatures but on my first visit right after snow melt the left over dirt from melted snow left a ball bearing texture on the rock. Very hard in those conditions. Rappel the route.


Location 

North Face Apron


Protection 

In 2006 the first two bolts were good. All other bolts poor. Belay was two 1/4" bolts. Spaced bolts in places - I don't think I found any trad gear.



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By Bryan G
From: San Jose
Sep 15, 2012

Fall is indeed the best time to climb on the MCR Apron (and probably most places in the Valley I guess). By mid September the sun is low enough in the sky that the apron receives all-day shade. Ideal for those days in early Fall when it's still pretty hot in the sun.