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Routes in Mortar Rock

Bench Wall V2 5+ R
Black Plague V6- 7A
Don't Worry, Be Snappy V12 8A+
Girls' Problem (sit), The V5 6C
Impossible Wall V8-9 7B+
Jungle fever V8 7B
Left Arete V0+ 4+
Nat's Traverse V8 7B
New Wave V9 7C
Odyssey Sit, The V11-12 8A+
Odyssey, The V9 7C
Over the Bulge V3 6A R
Ramp, The V4 6B
Red's Revenge V2+ 5+
Rimshot V2-3 5+
Stan's Treverse V8 7B
Sun Plague V6+ 7A
Sunshine (sit) V5 6C
Warmup Traverse V1 5
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Type: Boulder, 10 ft
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Shared By: Aron Quiter on Jun 23, 2003
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Climb the finish of Nat's Traverse, which is an overhangingsection of rock with near vertical feet just to the right ofthe low tree, and just to the left of the sparsly grippedoverhung section of Mortar Rock. This also has tons ofchalk on it.

This route has about five different ways to be done, butbasically you climb up the overhang using pockeys, slopersand crimps to a shitty grip about 9 feet off the ground, andthen reach up and left to a cheesegrater for a hold, andfinish by grabbing onto a large jug over the roof.

This climb has been my nemesis since I've moved here, so Iguess it's time for me to find something harder to work on!


A crashpad is nice, but not necessary.


anyone know the name of the up just to the leftwhich uses the ramp chesse grater as a right hand? Jul 24, 2004
Ian G.
Ian G.   PDX, OR
One of the old timers told me it was "pinky paralysis"...but that might be wrong. The problem of which you speak is fun though, makes for a more challenging finish to Nat's. Oct 4, 2009
ShaunG Gregg
ShaunG Gregg   SF, CA
To Anonymous- Yes, that is called black plague and goes at V6. The Ramp is V4 and very over-rated in my opinion. Nov 16, 2009
Ben Broche
San Francisco, CA
Ben Broche   San Francisco, CA
fun little problem, nice holds/moves, probably V4 though - very easy to flash. Jun 9, 2011
Joshua Harrington
Arvada, CO
  V3-4 PG13
Joshua Harrington   Arvada, CO
  V3-4 PG13
Fun problem. Felt V3 after coming from the Buttermilks and Yosemite. First problem I sent at Mortar, enjoyed it! Oct 23, 2011
lthellna Thomasberger
lthellna Thomasberger   Truckee
seriously love those cheese graters at the top :)… Jun 4, 2012
Matt Haig
Bishop, California
Matt Haig   Bishop, California
I'm sorry, there is no way in the world that the ramp is a V5. Its a reasonable 4 and nothing more. Fun climb for sure. Apr 17, 2013
Caliza Rodriguez  

I think the new jug where the cheese grater used to be makes the Ramp easier, so in my opinion the sit upholds the V4 status. Apr 18, 2016

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