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Routes in Left Flank

B-Line S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Black Tide S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bushed Coyote S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Bushwhacked S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Morning Glory S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sumac Route, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Wet Bush S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 90 ft
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Grotto and Lookout closed Details

Description

Start behind some bushes near a hand crack. Face climb up somewhat chossy rock to the top of the wall.

Location

This climb is near the center of the Left Flank, right of Morning Glory (see photo).

Protection

9 bolts to 2 rap rings over a nice big ledge. Use a 60-meter rope.

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Aaron Formella
Atascadero, CA
  5.8
Aaron Formella   Atascadero, CA
  5.8
I think this route is the second to the right of the obvious crack. There are two ring anchors at the top and a nice ledge to stand on when cleaning the anchor. Last person up will need to safely untie, thread through the rings, and retie the rope to lower-off; this is something to consider if climbing with a beginner. Dec 31, 2015
Tami M.  
Some of the rock on this wall pulls off easily so tap your holds before you put weight on them. Apr 1, 2013
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
  5.9
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
  5.9
As of 09-09-12 the routes "Morning Glory" and "Bushwacked" are listed/oriented correctly in the Echo Cliffs database. Sep 10, 2012
Maidy
  5.8
Maidy  
  5.8
I believe the location descriptions for Morning Glory and Bushwacked are reversed on this site. According to the Santa Monica guide, Bushwacked is the face-climb immediately left of B-line and Morning Glory is the (harder IMO) climb that "starts behind bushes just right the hand crack". Both are rated 5.9 in the guide, but Bushwacked is definitely easier and way more fun. The (awkward) climb that starts just right of the crack is my least favorite climb on Left Flank. Mar 10, 2012
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
  5.9
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
  5.9
"Morning Glory" is more sustained and not as closely bolted as "Bushwacked." Although the climb was established in 2000 and has seen considerable traffic, it remains choosy making it a headier lead than "Bushwacked." Dec 20, 2010
Romain Wacziarg  
  5.9
I thought this was 5.9, as stated in the guidebook. Mar 11, 2009