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YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 8 pitches, 800', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Bob Almond and Ed Wright
Season: year-round
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Submitted By: ericcr on Feb 5, 2014

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Supernova climbs the obvious "back wall" of Estrellas Canyon. The black rock and white cleaning scars are easily visible from the road. The climb offers good views in a unique position, and gets to a cool summit-ish ledge system way off the ground.

The climbing is somewhat atypical because of the style of rock that is exposed at this part of the formation. Many of the easy pitches climb sharply cut and large edges straight up the less-than-vertical wall.

There are two starts. From the level dirt patch where you arrive at the base, around to the left (about 20') is 5.10d. Directly at the top of the approach trail is 5.11a; the difficult moves on this pitch are relatively few and the bolts are in the right places.

(Don't let the difficulty of the first pitch dissuade you- it is not at all representative of the rest of the climb.)

The pitch grades, as per The Whole Enchilada and Ed's guide:
P1: 5.11a or 5.10d
P2: 5.8
P3: 5.6
P4: 5.6
P5: 5.9
P6: 5.6
P7: 5.9 (cuts left out of the groove over a little bulge)
P8: 5.8 (ends at fixed line- intact as of Jan '14)


Hike up the path that connects various climbs in the lower canyon; eventually there will be a gully/wash through the brush to the base. The start is obvious and you can see the line the entire way up.


All well bolted with bolted rappel anchors.

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