Type: Sport, TR, 25 ft
FA: Art Messier
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Shared By: Marc Kajut on Feb 3, 2006 with updates from Connor Mills
Admins: Marc Kajut, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Easy Rider is the first bolted climb you see after hiking up the Climber's Loop trail from the South kiosk. Climb up and left from the base of the rock past three bolts to a ledge. Traverse right then up again to the anchor.

Protection

Four (4) bolt protection. Two bolt anchor. A TR may be set up by accessing the anchor from the back side of the rock.

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Marc Kajut
San Diego, CA
  5.7
Marc Kajut   San Diego, CA  
  5.7
This route is probably one of the most popular climbs in Mission Gorge. It's very well protected and is a great "first lead of the day". The crux move is after the third bolt at the route's steepest section. Most climbers transition left, avoiding a difficult mantle move, then move back right once gaining the ledge. Be careful downclimbing from the anchor on the backside of the formation if leading this route. Feb 12, 2006
Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Bill Olszewski   Colorado Springs, CO
 
This is a good climb but real slippery! It is unfortunate that it is so easy to bail to the ledges on the left to avoid the crux. Jan 27, 2008
Jason Kim
Encinitas, CA
  5.7
Jason Kim   Encinitas, CA
  5.7
Just climbed this one again after a few years. My partner (new leader) bailed after the 2nd bolt. It's no gimme at 5.7, and the big ledges and bad landing put you in the no-fall zone for much of the climb. Jun 16, 2013
Mike Stanley  
 
The reaches are very long for 5.7
It seems that traversing left is the only way to keep it 5.7
Some fun moves from a right hand pinch. Sep 4, 2013
Tom Thomas
Pittsburgh
Tom Thomas   Pittsburgh
I found this route to be quite fun with good exposure for a short sport climb. Good eye. Here are some long arm pics of me solo leading this gem..






Jul 28, 2015
Safty Third
San Diego, CA
  5.7
Safty Third   San Diego, CA
  5.7
I think it should remain 5.7 for the direct bolt line. It's not hard, it's just heady in that section. I'd say just know your belayer and go for the direct! Take your time and find your feet, breath, and trust in your climbing ability. Oct 23, 2016