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Leave it to Beaver (aka The Beaver)
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Routes in Sports Challenge Rock - East Face
|Blue Jean Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Championship Wrestling T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Clean and Jerk T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Cool But Not Too Concerned TR 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b|
|Cool but Concerned T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R|
|Disco Decoy T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R|
|Hang and Swing T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Leave it to Beaver (aka The Beaver) T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Lobster, The T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R|
|Type:||Trad, 70 ft|
|FA:||Dave Evans & Jim Angione, 1/78 FFA: (TR) John Bachar 3/78, FL: J. Bachar 1979|
|Page Views:||22,868 total, 146/month|
|Shared By:||C Miller on Dec 31, 2004|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThis climb is the centerpiece of Sports Challenge Rock and is located two climbs to the right of Clean and Jerk (5.10c) just right of a large pine tree.
Boulder up a short face to a sloping ledge and from there make a series of technical, strenuous moves up an overhanging wall past a flake to a horizontal. From there the climb continues up steep rock past more horizontals to the top.
Usually (and easily) top-roped this climb is a great climb to pump out on, as it is a far cry from the usual slab paddling found in the Park. This climb makes a great lead/workout climb for those so inclined. A great climb on a great wall, the only thing it lacks is distance from the crowds.
- Some good footage of John Bachar soloing the route back in the 1980's - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03udLvtNR6Y