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Routes in The Oyster Bar

Bearded Oyster T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Boner Donor S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Buckets of Blort T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
I Saw Elvis S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Oyster Bar, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Path Of The Oyster S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Stress Puppet T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Todd Gordon, Jim Angione & Geoff Archer, November 1991
Page Views: 91 total, 1/month
Shared By: Josh Beck on Apr 4, 2003
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Just left of the Oyster Bar proper is this 5 bolt route. The first bolt can be clipped by leaning off a boulder on the right instead of climbing up to it. Two bolts of steep climbing lead to the top of a large flake/horn type feature. From here easy moves lead to the fourth bolt, the third bolt seems a ways right and difficult to get to / bother clipping. Fun moves with more holds than are visible from the ground lead to the top. 2 bolt anchor, rappell the Oyster Bar routes to descend or downclimb way right, much better to rappel.

Protection

Possible .75 camalot placement behind very hollow flake, otherwise bolts and a bolted anchor.

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toddgordon Gordon
Joshua Tree, California
toddgordon Gordon   Joshua Tree, California
FA; Todd Gordon, Jim Angione, Geoff Archer 11-91 Aug 10, 2010
Russ Walling
www.FishProducts.com
  5.10a/b
Russ Walling   www.FishProducts.com
  5.10a/b
If I recall, this thing used to start in the crack to the right of the bolted start.... Bolted start is much nicer, with some loose rock and pretty long and steep pulls for a 10a. Anchor at top is two bolts with no chains. You can TR off this with a couple of long slings and then walk off to climbers right above Buckets of Blort. Mar 14, 2007