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The Check's in the Mail  

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Chris Miller, October 2008
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Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 9, 2009
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Low-angled slab leads up to a bulge (crux) which is pulled using face holds and the arete. After the second bolt continue up the slabby arete past two more bolts to join The Energy Blues for it's last three bolts.


Right of Schoolhouse Rock .


7 bolts, anchors (shared with The Energy Blues)

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By C Miller
Feb 12, 2012

Climbed this again today and it's still 5.7, maybe a little trickier than normal but not 5.11 unless you avoid using the arete out right.

By Tristan B
From: La Crescenta, CA
Feb 13, 2012

Yeah, I was freaking out on this thing, it felt real hard until I found the left hand side pull over the top of the buldge at the 2nd bolt. For sure 5.7 unless you are short, then it might be a little harder.

By Roots
From: Tustin, CA
Oct 21, 2013
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a

Had the pleasure of climbing this on way it's 5.7. More like 5.9+ crux move to make 2 second bolt. Other parties there agreed it was no where near 5.7 too.

I think the rating in the book is misleading and thus prompted me to post this opinion for moderate leaders.

By Colin Parker
From: Idyllwild, CA
Jan 6, 2014
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

I went to Schoolhouse with a few beginners yesterday and agree that the crux of this route seemed to be much harder than 5.7.