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Flashflood

5.12b, Sport, 80 ft,  Avg: 3.8 from 38 votes
FA: Steve Schneider
California > Sierra Eastside > Bishop Area > Owens River Gorge > Lower Gorge > Penstock Rock
Access Issue: Bridges Out! IMPORTANT LADWP NEGOTIATIONS!! High water release May 13, 2019!!! Details

Description

Incredible line straight up the center of the face. Follow small edges up to a slight traverse left to gain the flake. Layback up the flake and make a long, strenuous move back onto the face. Another hard move guards the finishing slab. Sustained. Try not to think about Bachar soloing it while your climbing.

Protection

9 quickdraws to mussy hooks

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Todd Graham on Flashflood, Owens River Gorge
[Hide Photo] Todd Graham on Flashflood, Owens River Gorge
Check out the creasing in the old hanger!
[Hide Photo] Check out the creasing in the old hanger!
Removed this bolt and hanger from the crux and replaced it with a new 1/2" bolt and hanger awhile back. Check out the bend in the old hanger.
[Hide Photo] Removed this bolt and hanger from the crux and replaced it with a new 1/2" bolt and hanger awhile back. Check out the bend in the old hanger.
Not the best scenery, but one of the best routes in the gorge.
[Hide Photo] Not the best scenery, but one of the best routes in the gorge.

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andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
[Hide Comment] I did think about Bachar soloing while I redpointed. It didn't help.

But I still redpointed!

Awesome route. A must-do. Aug 16, 2010
GhaMby Eagan
Heaven
[Hide Comment] This makes Darshan feel like 5.11 Mar 3, 2014
Todd Graham
Sierra Eastside, CA
 
[Hide Comment] Two cruxes -- one off the flake (left hand side pull, feet up, then launch up and right) and off flat jug a few moves higher. Great route. Jun 22, 2016
EJoe
Mammoth Lakes, CA
  5.12a
[Hide Comment] It's funny, I actually think Darshan makes this feel like 5.11+/12-. I'll round up, but this is possibly the mellowest 12b I've climbed. Oct 26, 2016