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Routes in Bonsai
|A Slice Of Life S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Anti-Social Behavior S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Bombs Away T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Bonsai Bulge S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Cavatelli S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Centerpiece S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Five Steps T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|Flake, The T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|India T 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Jugline S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Kamikazee S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Kundalini S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
|Masterpiece S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Noodle, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Peer Pressure S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Pretzel Logic S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Social Climber T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Social Distortion S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a|
|Social Obligation S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Social Outcast S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Social Promotion S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
|War and Peace S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|FA:||Glen Cilley, 1992|
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DescriptionMasterpiece 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.
LocationThis 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.
ProtectionProtected 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.]