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Exit Stage Left

5.10a, Trad, TR, 30 ft,  Avg: 1.4 from 7 votes
FA: unknown
California > San Diego > S SD > Mission Gorge > Main Wall
Access Issue: Current San Diego County Advisories Details


The crux of this route is the deceptively slick traverse, exiting left, from the roof after climbing up a dihedral crack.

Note: Please make it a point to lead this climb on your next visit to Mission Gorge and comment on the suggested grade. I thought the traverse was a bit too slick for 5.9


Standard rack. Two bolt anchor.

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Exit Stage Left (5.9)
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[Hide Comment] makes you work for it but still felt like 5.9 to me, maybe 5.9+ tops. Oct 4, 2008
San Diego, CA
[Hide Comment] agreed the traverse is slick, but getting out from under the roof was even harder. Feb 21, 2009
[Hide Comment] i think this route feels safer to lead than to follow. very slippery feet on traverse and also hard to read. and did i mention reachy. this is one of those routes i love but wonder why. hint, don't place any cams in the leftmost pockets. you need it for your hand. Aug 9, 2011