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The Nagual, aka: Moonflower 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Bill Todd, 1976. FFA: R. Cashner, A. Morales, 1979.
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 20, 2006

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Banny Root on Nagual. Photo by Blitzo.

Description 

This climb starts 75' left of Off the Wall Pinnacle.
Ascend this right leaning thin crack system to the top. The initial overhanging section is the crux.

Protection 

Pro to 2.5".


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By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jul 27, 2009
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13

this route is pretty good, but if Seams to Me is .10c, this is .10b- although it'd probably clock in at .10c in most areas.

really good, but crispy on the ramp up top- be mindful of the gear.
By tallmark515
From: San Francisco
Sep 28, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

Lieback up a ramp with gear options behind crispy, then flakes. Be a confident 5.10 leader if you plan to climb this route, falling on your gear from the crux could easily cause the rock to blow.

Soft for the book grade of .10b and certainly not .10c
By Peter Valchev
From: Truckee, CA
Aug 20, 2012
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13

Fun climb but not near as good as "Seams to Me" next door. Nice warm-up as it's not sustained compared to the neighbouring routes but yeah, don't fall through the crispy section (it didn't seem as bad as I expected however). Do the direct start, it's awesome even if only a couple of moves! (that's the short 5.10b, the upper part is 5.9/10a)
By J. Hickok
Aug 16, 2013
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13

Good start through clean rock, but the upper two thirds was not very good in my opinion. The upper half consisted of lackluster laybacking with less than desirable gear - neither very fun to protect or really that interesting to climb compared to other routes.
By Johnny Y
From: California
Jul 14, 2014
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Started on the vertical thin hand to finger crack beside the giant hollow flake, I would avoid pulling on it