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Routes in Potrero John

Beginnings T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Cleaning Lady S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Color Blind (aka Rubber Man) S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Menage a Trois S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Miccis S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Migrating Coconuts (aka Zyzzxx) S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Potrero Traverse V2 5+
Should I Go (aka El Potrero) S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Should I Stay S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Unknown Route On The Right TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Wild Rose T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad
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Shared By: Matthew Fienup on Mar 16, 2006
Admins: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Like "the Ladder" at Gibraltar, this is not the most flattering name. Yet, it's an outstanding route--steep and sustained, absolutely wild considering the modest grade.

Walk off left down the class 4 gully or right down a trail and easy slabs.


Pro .5" to 3"

The pro is much trickier to place than nearby routes like Pipe Cleaner and the first pitch of Ending Crack. Thus, its not an ideal beginner's lead.

Medium gear and sling around a large boulder form the anchor on top. Long anchor cord needed to top-rope.
Davi Rivas
Ventura, CA
Davi Rivas   Ventura, CA
I build a nice TR anchor over Beginnings for my 11 year old and his pals, fun climbing. The face to the right of Beginnings has some intresting moves down low, also fun. These routes are detached from the main PJ Slab making it a good place to take kids or nOObs.
davi. Feb 4, 2010
Matthew Fienup
Ventura, CA
Matthew Fienup   Ventura, CA  
The face to the right of "Beginnings" is a fun top-rope and goes at 5.8-5.10 depending upon the path that you choose. Apr 23, 2007