Victim of Gravity
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BETA PHOTO: Victim of Gravity (5.9), Riverside Quarry
Well protected route with bolts often, protecting every more difficult move. Key holds around the crux section are bolted and glued in, giving the climb a weird feel.
Belay position is annoying as the ground level is all loose sand and very steep.
Start at the far right side of Schoolhouse Rock, up the loose sand/rock path. First bolt is 6' off the ground just above a slight lip.
8 bolts, 2 bolt anchor with rap rings
|Comments on Victim of Gravity
|By C Miller|
Jan 8, 2012
Skip the contrived start (harder than 5.10a) past the 1st bolt and start from the arete to make this no harder than 5.8. So-so climbing along cracks and loose features all cobbled together to make it semi-solid. Not PG-13 and not worth repeating.
From: Carlsbad, CA
Oct 23, 2012
I agree that this route is not PG13; it's bolted appropriately. However, I do think this route is definitely worth repeating. It involves slab climbing, short sections of crack climbing (finger and hand), and a little face climbing. For a short sport climb, it's a lot of fun!
Also, it seems like this would make a great gear lead as well; there appear to be tons of great gear placements throughout.
|By Tristan B|
From: La Crescenta, CA
Nov 19, 2012
Pretty fun, I wish it kept going straight up instead of merging left at like the 4th? bolt.