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Behind the Green Door S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Caligula T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Deep Throat T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Eff Eight T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Manzanita Mangle TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Don Wilson, Karen Wilson & Eric Charlton, 1989
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Shared By: C Miller on Dec 31, 2004
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

High angle slab climbing with dicey smears, balancy weight-shifts and multiple highsteps is what you'll encounter on the way to the anchors on this route. Though short, this climb has a lot of quality moves and makes a good route to do after warming up on Caligula to the right.

The name comes from a 1972 Mitchell Brothers skin flick featuring Marilyn Chambers (the former Ivory Snow Girl). A nice sunny location, few to no crowds and a relatively short and easy approach make this a route to check out instead of waiting in line (once again) at Echo Rock. Two stars out of five.

Location

High atop the Mounds formation, on a blocky section dubbed the Porno Block, is where you'll find this short, southwest-facing route. Approach via slabs from the right (southeast) to reach a spacious ledge system at the base. This is the left of two bolted routes.

Protection

3 bolts (5/16"), bolted anchor/rap (3/8")

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Sean
Oak Park, CA
Sean   Oak Park, CA
Route harder than 10d now. The positive tip of the lowest part of the flake above the second bolt had broken off for some time, not sure when, which used to be the key hold to initiate the crux sequence. Route still goes, but felt harder at about 11a/b. Feb 4, 2013