Login with Facebook
Rubble Row
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Jaunt S 
Kingpin S 
Leapfrog S 
Lowdown, The S 
Lowrider S 
Plague, The S 
Tailspin S 

The Plague 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Louie Anderson, 2008
Page Views: 422
Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 1, 2008

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (5)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Albert Ramirez belayed by Agina Sedler.

Open, with restrictions: Park on the street MORE INFO >>>


A short section of easy slab gains the first bolt at the base of bulging section split by twin crack/seams. Power over the bulge on surprisingly good holds and then finish up a groove with a crack to anchors.


Left side of the Slide Zone Area at a section of slabby rock. This is currently the 7th bolted route from the left (or 5th route from the right).


7 bolts, ring anchors (shared with Burnout, Tailspin)

Photos of The Plague Slideshow Add Photo
Just past the crux on The Plague (5.10b), Riversid...
Just past the crux on The Plague (5.10b), Riversid...
Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
The Plague (5.10b), Riverside Quarry
The Plague (5.10b), Riverside Quarry

Comments on The Plague Add Comment
Show which comments
By Andy Bussell
From: Los Angeles, California
Feb 23, 2014

Strenuous for a 5.10b but the real kicker is how much bird crap is all over the top of the route. Most likely due to the elephant-sized hawk that nests on the tree 5' above the anchors. This and the routes near it are so slick from the bird crap that it's best to avoid the area (unless you're like us and go out on a day when every other route is occupied).
Beyond the Guidebook:
The Definitive Climbing Resource
Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run
Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps
Backcountry, Sidecountry
and Secret Stashes
Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!