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Smooth Sole Wall - Right Side
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Battle of the Bulge T 
Chatsworth Chimney T 
Fiend, The T 
Howard's Fifty Footer T 
Mantle Fiend T 
Mickey Mantle T 
Pink Royd T 
Sensuous Corner T 
Tango S 
Toxic Waltz T 
Ultimatum T 

Ultimatum 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: John Long and Gib Lewis, April 1972
Season: Spring - Fall
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Jan 26, 2006

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Description 

This face route has a serious runout above the first bolt. To descend, rappel 90 feet from an anchor at the left end of the ledge. It is in the sun all day.

Protection 

3 bolts, one or two longs slings, and some gear for the belay


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By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
Jan 11, 2007
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R

Fun continuous, with a knob or two to sling for pro. There are a couple of great rest stances on this to contemplate the up coming moves. This was one of my early leads, and being weened at J-Tree, I thought the runout nature of this route was par for the course. It was only after revisiting this several years later was I a bit proud of this ascent during my adolescent days of climbing. Great climb.
By Bruce Diffenbaugh
From: Cheyenne,Wyoming
Mar 27, 2008
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

This route is one of my favorite climbs on this wall. Makes you think. Very cool. I disagree with the R rating. No ground fall the pro is where it needs to be. In fact there is only one R rated route on this wall. and it is B.O.T.B.
By usetob
From: Visalia, Ca.
May 2, 2008

Agree with Bruce
By Brandon R.
May 19, 2008
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R

Did the straight up variation at the second bolt, which got me stuck for awhile in a wide stem on sloped holds. Very cool finishing move to the gigantic knob. This climb would fit my definition of an R rating though, and I don't think the runout on BOTB is all that bad, considering how easy it is.
By Chris Owen
Administrator
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Jul 14, 2008
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R

I don't think BOTB is R. However, this route, Mickey Mantle and Howard's Fifty Footer - yes.
By John Long
Jul 20, 2011

This was one of the first new routes I ever did and all the way up Gib and I were wondering if I was doing things correctly. There's a giant knob on top I thought might break and I took forever cranking over on it. Exciting times.