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JTLA Tolins
Nov 17, 2016
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JTLA Tolins
Los Angeles, California
JTLA Tolins   Los Angeles, California
The grade is my best guess. I only know 3 people who have finished the climb and they agree with the 12b grade. Please feel free to get on it and give me your opinion on the grade. I did some brushing to get rid of grit but the climb currently feels pretty solid to me.

Thanks for the info on manzanita. The start of this climb is on the backbone trail so no manzanita removal was necessary. Jan 21, 2017
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
JTLA...Nice looking line. There's an interesting comment below regarding the quality of the rock on this line. Is the rock as bad as Maidy indicates? She also calls it 5.11ish. There's a big gap between 5.11ish and 5.12b

By Maidy
Feb 1, 2013
About the big slab opposite Corpse Wall.

Yes- there are anchors at the top of this formation.

This west-facing pocketed face rates 11-ish (?). Top-side access up the bushy south-face gully. Some 5.0 climbing involved to get down to the bolts. You'll need LONG webbing to extend the anchor since the rope drag is gnarly. We anchored and belayed off the boulder over by the RIP Arete to reduce rope drag. The rock quality is poor compared to Corpse Wall.

The north-facing big slab-climbs are a grunge-fest. Belay is only possible from the topside-down because of the manzanita jungle* at the base. The big gullies that split the slab make it less fun than it looks.

That being said.. it definitely will liven up your day if you are bored with the 5.9 slab climbing.

*Please note that cutting manzanita is against state law and the park service has prohibited any new access trails being created around the formation. Jan 14, 2017
JTLA Tolins
Los Angeles, California
JTLA Tolins   Los Angeles, California
It's and optical illusion. Everything above the anchor is super low angle Nov 19, 2016

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