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Bishop Jaggers T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bolts to Somewhere T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Burke Box Ball Route S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Connections T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Dire Straits T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Dos Equis T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Fuzzy Thinking T,S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Look out, Sarah! T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
PTL Club T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
Pornographic Motions T,S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
RU Red I T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a X
Resurrection T,S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Rhythm Scratch T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R
Sea Of Holes T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
South Side Johnny T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sposi-Isaacs Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Topographical Oceans T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Village People T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
YMCA Right Variation aka Tom's Crack Attack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Trad, Sport, 170 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Ray Snead on Dec 31, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Seasonal Raptor Closure Details


This is a quick way to get to the legendary 4th pitch of Topo or to Bolts to Somewhere.

Start in an easy crack system well to the right of the Bishop Jaggers crack, just left of some trees. Establish a belay as high as possible if you want to make it with a 50 meter rope - a 60 would provide some breathing room.

Climb the crack then past two overlap-roofs(5.8), then up a bolted slab (5.10a) to Topo's third belay.


Gear to old school bolts.
Greg D
Greg D   Here
I have climbed several of the routes here. If one were to compare similar style routes and grades then Bolts to Somewhere is 10a, last pitch of Topographic Oceans is slightly harder @ 10b, then Connections must be 10c, relatively speaking. Definitely harder than the previous too. The slab crux is well protected, though. Do them all. Feb 2, 2010
Devan Johnson
  5.10a R
Devan Johnson  
  5.10a R
Very underrated climb! Bolts are now all modern and safe, but this is still no sport climb. Overall, a great way to get to the money pitch on topo. Jan 2, 2010
Dana Prosser
Dana Prosser   Boulder
Pitch 1 starts up moderate cracks as described above. When crack run out, make a few spicy 5.9 slab moves to reach crack under 2nd roof (on right side of picture). We then encountered 2 lines of modern bolts that were about 7 ft apart. my partner climbed the left line of bolts which seemed harder than 10a (maybe 10b?). This was a long pitch 170ft or so. We started belaying from the ground, which created lots of rope drag for the 5.9 traverse-best to scramble up 75 feet of low angle crack to set first belay. Mar 5, 2008