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Voyage of the Beagle 

YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: A. Miller, J. Hunter
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Aaron Miller on Apr 6, 2009

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On the route on a chilly early December day, 2009....


Fun new route offers another semi warm-up in the cave area. Good quality rock, fun climbing.


At left end of Cave, the new leftest-most-route, ascends the left-side blocks to a ledge where the first bolt is an easy step up off the ledge. Follow through seam in first bulge, then through face climbing up to left side of second bulge. Step right around bulge and straight up to anchors. Basically, follow bolt line.


9 bolts +/- and bolted anchor

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By Logan Peterson
From: Santa Fe, NM
Nov 13, 2015

Please watch for loose rock on the low-angle scramble at the start. I pulled a nice, big piece off on my way to the first bolt on Hominid the other day. I'm told I would have been better off climbing up the slot on the left side of the pad; I'm sure that's true.
By John Kear
From: Albuquerque, NM
Dec 25, 2010
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Excellent addition to the crag, the best warm up in the Solar Cave section.
By DisturbingThePeace
From: Albuquerque, NM
Nov 19, 2012

This route has improved significantly in the 2.5 years since I last climbed it. Felt easier and less chossy. Now makes for a good warmup.

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