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Vomitorium 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 18'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Jun 27, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Rob Topping out on Vomitorium (photo by Jon Leicht...

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Description 

This face climb starts off using small knobs, easing up to some nice smearing to the top. Bolts are on the top, but one has to climb the route to get at them.

Location 

Just past the Columbo Crack, one can tunnel through the two adjoining boulders and view this on the immediate right.

Protection 

Two bolts


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Vomitorium (5.8)
BETA PHOTO: Vomitorium (5.8)
Some people hop off the back.  We thought it was way easier to down-climb(maybe 5.5) the left side onto the boulder that houses   Tricky Face
BETA PHOTO: Some people hop off the back. We thought it was w...
Gary Monetti at the halfway Rail on Vomitorium.  Good view of the grotto.  Tricky Face is on the right side of this photo
Gary Monetti at the halfway Rail on Vomitorium. G...

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By Jon Leicht
Apr 7, 2008
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Great little climb. a little high if you are not confident, but the climb eases off SIGNIFICANTLY at the top. Leave the rope at home and downclimb off to the left hand side.
By Ebb
From: Vancouver, WA
May 20, 2008
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

You can scramble up from behind to set a top rope (but my brother did it, so I can't give the details; he may have needed a bit of a "boost" from someone if I remember correctly - I'm posting this 6 mo's after we climbed it).

Didn't feel like a 5.8 to me, but we were climbing a bit off-center (both to the right and to the left), so maybe the dead-center line is more of a 5.8?

Appears to be a 5.7 on Chris Hubbard's Topos (circa '98), but it's unnamed there, so can't be sure...
By Ebb
From: Vancouver, WA
Apr 28, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Follow up to my previous comment...

I just got ahold of Kennedy & Hubbard's 1999 book "San Diego County Climbing Guide" (out of print). Vomitorium is listed as a 5.9+ there, but Hubbard's Topos (circa '98, available on-line) show it as a 5.7. Odd. Maybe due to different lines, as I suggested previously?
By Hubbard
Apr 29, 2010

Thanks for finding the discrepancy. My online topo is incorrect. Vomitorium is closer to 5.9 so calling it 8+ is probably fair. The rock to the left is a 5.7 slab. My topo has those reversed. The other inaccuracy on the Woodson topo is on Map 3. There is no arrow pointing to Rockwork Orange. The rock is off the page. There may be other mistakes. If people find them, let me know. I hope to have an updated version of the topo on my website by mid-summer.
By ron amick
From: poway, ca
Dec 2, 2011

Actually, the vomitorium is not a climb at all, its the name me, allenby and campos gave the whole alcove, after we opened up the tunnel (it was blocked by a 500 lb flake that we managed to dislodge and slide down the hill, as well as tons of rubble) and removed the scrub oak from the base of the slabs. The only route we named there was Death Vomit, which climbs the rounded overhanging face directly above the tunnel.