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Smooth Sole Wall - Right Side
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YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b R

Type: Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- 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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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.


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

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By Adam Stackhouse
Jan 11, 2007
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 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- 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.
From: San Mateo, CA
May 19, 2008
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 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
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Jul 14, 2008
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 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.