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Abyss, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
As Nasty As They Want To Be S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Don't Feed the Agave S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
It Takes a Thief S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Jesus Thinks You're A Jerk S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Mr. Slate S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Purple Shark S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Shark Bait S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Sister of Mercy S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
True Value S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Aimee Rose on Mar 30, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Reachy moves up an arete lead to even reachier moves off a ledge.


5 bolts to chains.


Starts on the leftmost arete of the tower just above an agave.


manuel rangel
manuel rangel   Arizona
I think it's a lot harder than 11a. Maybe 11c. I've done it bunches of times so I may not be accurate. Aug 28, 2006
David Arthur Sampson  
I agree with Manny. I am climbing pretty strong at the moment; I think it may be an 11c. Compare the moves on this route with True Value (or Fruit Bowl) and then you judge. Jun 6, 2007
MisterE Wolfe
Bishop, CA
5.11c PG13
MisterE Wolfe   Bishop, CA
5.11c PG13
We're giving it 5.11c PG rating in the new guide Dec 10, 2008
Colin Cox  
This route has only 5 bolts. Someone needs to check their info before posting up routes on MP. This route has always been rated 11c. Jan 29, 2012
Fun all the way. I traversed in on jugs from the left to the first bolt. Yea, kinda reachy but only off the ledge. Definitly 11c-ish. Apr 22, 2012
Tucson, AZ
JMo   Tucson, AZ
Just a thought... Maybe not PG if you put a cam in the horizontal above the first bolt. This gives you gear at your feet for the lower crux and w a heads up belay would prevent ground fall before clipping 2nd bolt. Small difference admittedly but an important couple of feet less for a fall. this is a nice line.... Dec 9, 2012
Blue Sheffer
Stanford, California
Blue Sheffer   Stanford, California
I agree with JMo, and I'll probably bring a cam if I plan on doing this route again. My partner blew the second clip, brought me off the ground past the initial roof and fell (slowly, softly) to the ground. A cam would have prevented this (I, however, was perhaps not as aware of our weight difference as I could have been...) Aug 11, 2015

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