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Apostrophe S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Dodge City S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Honeymoon In Beirut S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Hoss S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Lawyers, Guns, and Hilties S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Life During Wartime S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Little Joe S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Miss Kitty S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Ms. Coolie's Saloon aka Killer Elite S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Mud Shark T,S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Occupied Territory S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Piece Process T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
Pinch A Loaf S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Wild, Wild West, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Type: Trad, Sport, 70 ft
FA: Dave Field, Dave Fortner, Ziggy, 1990
Page Views: 583 total, 3/month
Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Apr 9, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Mud Shark climbs in a bee-line from behind the big pine tree on the ground to the pine tree on the ledge above, passing a small crux roof just below the top. This goes on thin, sharp edges. Rap off the tree. This 70 foot route comes equipped with sharp edges, corners, and run outs throughout. While additional camming pro is advisable between clips 1 and 2, things get really juggy here, and the route is more often led without the Friend. Getting to the first clip is sporty but not difficult. Mud Shark is a cool route from a band of degenerate DOCs (Dirty Old Climbers).

Protection

A half a dozen draws and a rope are all that is required, however, a small Friend may be useful between clips 1 and 2.

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The hangers on this route appear to be stainless SMC and the bolts Plated Rawl 5-piece. Considering the vintage and consequence of failure of even one bolt, these should be on the list for replacement before too long. Feb 10, 2016
Sandbaggio. The only gear I needed/used was a Metolius #4 (red) between bolts 1 and 2. The webbing up on the summit tree looks crispy, not to mention the tree is growing/leaning against a giant, weird perched block -- topped out, downclimbed, then lowered off Lawyers, Guns and Hiltis. Jun 29, 2014
FA info is accurate. Dave Field was fond of lifting Zappa lines and song titles for route names (viz., 'Mud Shark of your mythology..."; "Apostrophe",) hence some of the names at this crag.
This was originally finished with a 20' traverse left to avoid the overhanging section, then back right and up the wall. Also, there is a wire placement to cover the moves to the first bolt. Apr 11, 2013