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Routes in Onyx Summit Crag

Big BM T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Blue Sky Highway S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Branch Out! S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Clip Art S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Cliptomania S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Endless Sky S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Freak on a Leash S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Fun Pilot S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Here Comes the Fun S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lost on the Horizon T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Nothing Could be Finer than to be in a Vagina in the Morning S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Opiate S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Palm Pilot S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Sardonyx S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Triggernometry TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Chris Miller, May 2001
Page Views: 188 total · 1/month
Shared By: C Miller on Mar 12, 2006
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Climb nice rock up an easy slab past three bolts to a block at the start of a sharply right-slanting arete. Mantle atop a block (it moves slightly but is solid), clip a bolt and make some thin moves (5.10-) to grab the arete proper and then rail out right along the edge of the arete past three more bolts and somewhat sustained climbing to anchors.

Somewhat contrived along the upper arete, as it's possible to mantle up anywhere along the way, but the climbing is good and demands attention to your footwork as you work to find the best holds to clip from; this makes a good warm-up for the harder routes here.

Due to the traversing nature of this route it's advised to pull the rope through and clean it on top-rope.

Location

This is the left-most climb on the main formation and starts just left of an old fence post.

Protection

8 bolts, 2 bolt lower-off
Isaac T.
Oceanside, CA
Isaac T.   Oceanside, CA
There is a massive block, between the 3rd and 4th bolt, that is getting ready to slide off be very careful. Sep 3, 2007
C Miller
CA
  5.10b
C Miller   CA  
  5.10b
That loose block was there on the FA and has seen many ascents, so I doubt it's really that bad. Tread lightly and think of it as training for climbing at Tahquitz or somewhere in the backcountry. Sep 4, 2007
Euan Cameron
Mammoth Lakes
  5.10b
Euan Cameron   Mammoth Lakes  
  5.10b
A nice straightforward intro to the area. The arete feels quite exposed. Apr 13, 2008

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