Type: Sport, 45 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: david baker on Jan 31, 2006
Admins: Marc Kajut, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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As the Crow flys is directly south of The Tower. This fun sport route is straight forward with good hands and feet. There are four bolts that are reasonably spaced. The crux comes after the third bolt. There is a stemming lie back on a large flake. The climb finishes on a large ledge. You can start the climb from the ground or scramble up to the ledge below the first bolt.


4 quick draws Bolt anchor with rap rings
johnnydanger   California
If you're just getting into leading and are a pretty strong climber, then this is the climb for you. Super fun mix of moves. One of my first leads and loved it. Jan 21, 2011
Encinitas, CA
RockyR   Encinitas, CA
Till this day, I enjoy this climb! This was my 2nd sport lead route. Super fun! Aug 12, 2011
Encinitas, CA
RockyR   Encinitas, CA
3.5.12 TR Solo running laps on the route vimeo.com/38008497 May 26, 2012
I'd like you to show me how you do that Raquel! May 26, 2012
Encinitas, CA
RockyR   Encinitas, CA
Hi Adam,

I use two mini traxion. One on the belay loop and one on a chest sling. I use my back pack to weigh the rope at the end. It is tough to find partners during the week, so I started looking into TR solo. When I am able to find a route that I can access from above and set the TR, I can work on my breathing and footwork. It's so much fun! :) May 29, 2012
Raquel, when you're doing a solo TR, do you ever get concerned that since the rope remains in place while you climb, any wear across a sharp edge or rough spot gets focused at one point? I was looking through petzl's website for solo belay options, and although they don't specifically mention that as a problem, it's something I was wondering about. Jun 4, 2012
My first lead.
Always fun. Took me two tries (on different days) to get through the crux (in between 3rd and 4th bolt).
After the forth bolt, traverse on the ledge and go to the top on the left. Makes thing a bit easier IMO. Jun 12, 2012
Encinitas, CA
RockyR   Encinitas, CA
In response to lifeblack. I pick and choose routes that I am aware of how the rope will be laying on the rock during my climbs. Yes, I pay attention to the rocks surface when creating my anchor up top and how I will be climbing. I have made modifications on my TR rig as well. So, as of right now I pick and choose climbs that I am familiar with. Honestly I got the TR rig as I prefer climbing outdoors. Do not have gym membership. Thanks::ROCKY :) Jun 17, 2012
claudio ricardez
claudio ricardez   ESCONDIDO
Climbed this for the 1st time in a while this weekend and noticed a pretty loose rock about 3/4 of the way up the climb to the right of the 3rd bolt. On of them classic MG loose rocks that's trapped in a pocket, but seams like it could go if grabbed the wrong way and could hit a belayer or observer below the climb. Jun 1, 2018