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Vertical Epic S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Pete Paredes & Chris Miller, September 2003
Page Views: 5,796 total · 39/month
Shared By: C Miller on Jul 1, 2006
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Interesting face climbing up a vertical face littered with positive holds that goes over several small roofs/overlaps to a finish up a flared corner system. It ends on a spacious ledge with anchors and great view of the surrounding area.

Perhaps the best route of it's grade at the Holcomb Valley Pinnacles.

Location

Located on the right side of the wall and identified as the center of three bolted routes.

Protection

7 bolts, ring anchors
Rick Shull
Arcata, CA & Dyer,NV
  5.10a
Rick Shull   Arcata, CA & Dyer,NV  
  5.10a
This one could be the best 10a at HVP. Nov 20, 2007
Dave Daly
Kernville, CA
Dave Daly   Kernville, CA
Sorry Chris for ignoring this one during the day we all ran into each other at HVP. I would love to give this one a spin! Soooooo, you're saying this one is better than 'Ricochet'?? :) Jan 7, 2008
Rick Shull
Arcata, CA & Dyer,NV
  5.10a
Rick Shull   Arcata, CA & Dyer,NV  
  5.10a
It's definitely in the running! Oct 15, 2008
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
  5.10a
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
  5.10a
Great powerful and athletic route. If you're 6ft the clips will be easier. It may be better than Ricochet in quality of moves - but not quality of rock. Aug 14, 2011
Chris Norwood
San Diego, CA
  5.10a
Chris Norwood   San Diego, CA
  5.10a
What a fun route! I liked this a little more than Ricochet and felt it was more consistant and sustained for the grade. Clips certainly easier if you're a little taller, but still should be manageable regardless. Highly recommended. May 29, 2012
J T
 
J T  
 
I'm 5'2" and found the clipping to be no problem actually, only a slight reach. Great sequence but random anchor placement. Jul 3, 2012
RER
Southern California
  5.10a
RER   Southern California
  5.10a
Second best 10a, but it's a close second. Feb 19, 2017
susan peplow
Joshua Tree
 
susan peplow   Joshua Tree
 
Very good and dreamy shady location late afternoon in the summer. Final moves seem forced and unnecessary to squeeze past that final block. Maybe the anchor was placed due to top-down development. Jul 14, 2017
dino74
Oceanside, CA
dino74   Oceanside, CA
One of the rocks before the first bolt felt loose. I uploaded a photo with the rock I think it is but not 100% sure. Jul 16, 2017

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