Type: Sport
FA: Glen Cilley, 1992
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Shared By: Patrick Bagley on Oct 25, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, Lee Hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan S, Robert Hall

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Description Suggest change

Masterpiece is an all-inclusive epitome of Bonsai, as it has steep, juggy, and memorable moves that are not too far over the head of the average climber.

If you have one, clip the first bolt with a long draw (it's easy to back clip here, watch out.) After hauling rails and jugs, climber can be stymied by dead ending sucker holds and an inobvious crux about half way up the climb. If you are scared by the run out directly below the chains you are probably forgetting to stem or jam.

Location Suggest change

This route is in the thick of the steepest section at Bonsai. The start is distinguished by a smooth and slopey ledge with lots of chalk on it. The first bolt is hidden in a small but obvious left facing alcove. The opening moves traverse out right around the alcove.

Protection Suggest change

Protected by bolts and glue-in eyebolts. Two bolts with Quick Clips for an anchors. (As always, help preserve the Quick Clips by lowering/TRing on your draws when ever possible).
[The 2001 guidebook lists 5 bolts to the top clips, but a 6th bolt may have been added. As always, more draws on your rack is better than too few. COMMENTs suggest a long draw for bolt #1.]