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Fire Zone S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Glowing In The Distance S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mogenhead S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Never to be the Same S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Onsight or Flight S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Perrito S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ridgeback S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Send or Mend S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Sissyboyz-8 S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Small Brown Mouse S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sudden Impact S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Two Birds with One Stone S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Wind of Change S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Year of the Dragon S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Sport
FA: Tony Lusk & Marti Woerner
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Shared By: Jerry Cagle on Jul 9, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Hard start (crux is the first few moves).


Right of Sissyboyz-8




First move seemed like .10a; fun move, too! Mar 17, 2015
The big tree that used to menace this climb is now laying down at the bottom of the cliff (no more feeling up, thankfully). I think this climb is accurately rated at 10a, with the crux being below the first bolt. Once you've cleared the thin balancing act at the start, everything else is in 5.9 range. Apr 20, 2013
Jerry Cagle
Tucson, AZ
Jerry Cagle   Tucson, AZ
I led this again today after quite a few years, and I swear it's gotta be harder than .10a... I think Joe is correct - more like .10c even. It's only a couple of moves, but the feet are not so hot. Emily is on target too, my wife followed it, and she's an even 5 feet. Jun 10, 2012
I know the above questions from Desicon are old, but I thought this info would be useful anyway... I don't think this climb is height dependent at all. If you start directly under the first bolt it's VERY balancy, but if you choose your feet carefully you're able to get your weight over them, so there's time to think and decide what to use. I'm 5'3" and my partner, who's 5'10", was able to do it in one move less than me, but I don't think the move I added was at the grade. Jul 1, 2009
Braxtron   ...
Hard start to easier climbing (5.8ish) above. I believe there are around 8 bolts + chains. No need for additional pro. On windy days, the tree may try to feel you up. Apr 16, 2007
Jerry,can you fill out your description of this route a bit more? How many bolts are on this climb? Are there any run-out sections? How did you find the protection for the crux? This is one of my favorite routes on The Ridgeline, probably because there are many alternative ways of getting past the "hard" spot. Did you mantle this move, or are you long enough to reach the ledge at the bolt in one good stretch? I'm thinking here that climbers under 5'9" may find themselves distinctly disadvantaged. Jul 13, 2006