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YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Tom Herbert, Gary Slate, & Kevin Leary - 1990
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Oct 31, 2006
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Austin Archer on the 10a extension of Venom


Venom is one of my personal favorites at Owens. It is a short little pitch but it packs a punch. The climbing is very interesting (and at times awkward) and a fun departure from the more common enduro-pumpfest.

Begin on the south-facing wall just around the corner from the Sendero Luminoso arete. This is the righthand of two lines that I believe share the same anchor. Climb up the somewhat insecure, right-leaning wide crack to the first clip (a bit spicy) and then begin working up a series of flakes and corners past a definite crux at mid-height.


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By Tavis Ricksecker
From: Bishop, ca
Dec 22, 2009

A wee bit of steep fun choss in the beginning, then a definite crux sequence, followed by climbing that never really feels trivial, all the way to the anchor. :)

By rickziegler
Mar 13, 2012

4 bolt extension added. Enjoyable 5.10a on clean rock. 35m from ground to top mussy hooks.
FA: Rick Ziegler and Austin Archer. 3/2012