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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: Trad, 40 ft
FA: Jack Marshall, Karen Wilson & Eric Charlton,1989
Page Views: 544 total, 3/month
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

Steep friction and thoughtful balance moves along a rounded arete are the nature of this route, with the crux coming somewhat between the two bolts. Well-protected and featuring a bolted anchor (unless it has been chopped), this could certainly be considered a sport climb.

The fun movement, good positioning above the desert floor and distinct lack of crowds (they'll be over at Echo Rock) make this a short but fun diversion. One star 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 right of two bolted routes.

Protection

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

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