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Torn Flesh 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Bill Olszewski on Jan 20, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Photo/topo for The Tombstones, Horseman's Center


The second bolt line from the left, Torn Flesh is another stellar climb. The crimps are very sharp, hence the name, but provide very positive holds. Start a bit left of the first bolt. There is a sweet lesser crux right off the ground, utilizing a beautiful crimp and tiny feet that you just have to trust. Moving right and gaining the good flake allows one to clip the first bolt. The crux comes while passing the second bolt but there are several sweet .10a moves that follow. All in all a nice sequence of careful balance movement on thin edges. The stance for the anchor is fairly sketchy, but not too crazy. Another must do! Rappel to descend.


4 bolts, bolted anchor

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Rock Climbing Photo: Lluis enjoying that crimpy start.
Lluis enjoying that crimpy start.

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By C Miller
Jan 11, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Thin edging up crisp edges before the 1st bolt is the crux after which it's fairly moderate but interesting climbing. Rated 5.10c in the guidebook but it feels easier than the 5.10b just to the left.
By Nelson Day
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Aug 25, 2011
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Crimpy. The whole way up. The crux is definitely getting off the ground and before the first bolt.
By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Jan 17, 2012
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Past the first bolt the route is steep and balancy, a fun route and a tad intense.
By Phil Esra
Feb 25, 2013

Short but interesting and fun.

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