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Chimney Sweep TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Corner Route TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Fly, The TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Kermit Crack T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
One Bolt TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Potato Head TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Secret of Foo TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Step Aside TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Step Up TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Tan Streak TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
West Corner 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c X
Type: TR, 30 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Jody Langford on Dec 31, 2004
Admins: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This route follows the corner to the left of the deep cleft in the rock. The three bolts are obvious. There was some discussion on this forum about it being stiffer than 5.4. the estimates ranged from 5.4-5.7. This is a perfect climb to have someone do their first lead on.


Three solid bolts make this a fun lead for beginners.


Menlo Park,CA
Jacopomo   Menlo Park,CA
I think it was the 5.7 not the 5.4. It is confusing... Jan 2, 2015
Hayley S.
Hayley S.  
This climb was my first lead. I don't think it is a 5.4. Maybe a 5.6. Jul 30, 2012
Santa Cruz, CA
scotticusmaximus   Santa Cruz, CA
This climb is definitely not a 5.4. I agree that it's more in the 5.6/5.7 range. As for your first lead - I suggest going around the corner to One Bolt (now that it has 3 bolts on it) which is easier and feels more protected (psychologically at least). Jan 30, 2011
Kristin McNamara   SLO, CA
I'll give it a 5.6 I lead it and I remember it being way stouter than 5.4 should be. But it could be because it is also slippery Cabrillo rock. Feb 3, 2004
I haven't ever rated a climb...but, compared to climbs listed as 5.7 in the same vicnity(like Red Dawn and The Slot), the Corner Route seemed a lot easier when I led it. That might mean that Red Dawn and The Slot should be rated higher, I don't know. Not really a big deal, I was just curious. The Corner Route was my first lead way back when, so if my first lead was a 5.7 instead of a 5.4, more power to me.:) Feb 1, 2004
John Knight
John Knight  
It's not 5.4. I give it a 5.7. Lead it & tell me what you think. Feb 1, 2004
I noticed on the topo photo on this site that The Corner Route was rated 5.7. In the guide it is 5.4, which is it? Just curious. Feb 1, 2004

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