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Routes in Cap Rock - Southeast Face

Catch A Falling Car T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Catch A Falling Star T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Gram Theft Parsons TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Nobody Walks In LA T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Nobody Walks Their Car in LA TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Tumbling Dice T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: Gary Cobb, Greg Rice & Robert Yucknat, 1982
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Shared By: Chris Owen on Jan 18, 2004
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Starts to the right of Catch a Falling Star.

Easily up to a shallow corner, this, then, leads to the horizontal crack on the above-mentioned climb. Cam. The next move, over the bulge, can prove to be quite baffling. No clues given here. Enjoyable face climbing follows past 2 bolts.

Walk off to the left (facing the rock).


1 small/medium cam, 2 bolts, 2 bolt anchor.


I've led this route numerous times. The crux has been done three different ways that I know off, and all are something of a puzzle. If you're short, you can forget 5.8. Also, I believe 5.9 would be a more accurate, general rating. Whatever, it's a fine little route. Jan 20, 2004
Yucca Valley, CA
Locker   Yucca Valley, CA
have to agree with Woody on this one. I felt 5.8+/5.9 fits. then again maybe it is a height thing and I am on the shorter side? Not sure! But after doing "Catch a falling star", drop back down and give this one a shot. It's worth it Apr 13, 2004
M. Morley
Sacramento, CA
M. Morley   Sacramento, CA  
Even with the aforementioned gear placement, I think you would likely deck if you blew the clip at the first bolt. Nov 16, 2004
Bo Johnston
Bo Johnston  
I'm 6'3" and I had trouble pulling up beyond the horizontal crack. I finally found that going up the left most jugs was the best and most solid way up to the bolt. Feb 6, 2005
Adam Stackhouse

  5.8 PG13
Adam Stackhouse    
  5.8 PG13
5.9ish is a good call for this. Jan 28, 2006
5.9 for sure above the horizontal and below the first bolt. There's a hueco way up left that is quite a reach, but solid. I'm sure there are other ways. Jan 15, 2012

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