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Cruella S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Franklin's Frosty Funeral S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Help On the Way S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Steel Monkey S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Tower Line S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Chris Miller
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Shared By: Tom Helvie on Jul 21, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Protect Access in Owens River Gorge! Details

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Start at a crack/seam right of the arete. This leads to a long leftward span move (crux) followed by another long move to gain the horizontal/ledge. Move left again up a steeper face section, then into the handcrack which is followed to the top. Good climbing and well bolted.

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12 bolts, coldshut anchor

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Howie Stern
Mammoth Lakes, Ca
  5.12a
Howie Stern   Mammoth Lakes, Ca
  5.12a
The move down low doesn't seem that difficult...The crux to me as I remember(it's been about 10 years since I did the second ascent) was the upper section after the ledge...Really good route, varied climbing... Dec 22, 2011
Lurker
Verdi, NV
  5.12a
Lurker   Verdi, NV  
  5.12a
One of the best routes I've done in the gorge. Super solid rock and aesthetic movement.

Edit: did something break? The moves pulling up to the pocket near the 8th (?) bolt seem significantly harder than when I did this 4 years ago. Maybe I just got older and weaker.... Dec 3, 2013

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