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Better Luck Next Time S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Blue Sky Mine S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Bobbing for Ear Snax T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Brewed Awakening T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Bum Steer S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bye Chimney T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Chaps My Hide S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Claim Jumper S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Colonial Ear Wax T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Coyotes in the Henhouse S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Dos Dose T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Green Goblin T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hangin' Judge, The S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Lady Luck S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lucky Cuss S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Mad Season S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Necktie Party S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
One Armed Bandit S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Papper, The S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Public Hanging S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Chris Miller & Chuck Scott, May 2002
Page Views: 1,063 total, 8/month
Shared By: C Miller on Oct 26, 2006
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Climb large, positive holds past two widely spaced bolts up and left to where the wall steepens slightly. Clip the third bolt and then power over a bulge on crimpy holds (crux) to reach better holds above. From here run up a slab to finish on a vertical face/arete and the anchors.

Enjoyable climbing for the most part with a bouldery, committing sequence at the crux.

Location

Just right of Bye Chimney, an obvious wide crack.

Protection

6 bolts, sport anchors

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Nick Troy
  5.11a
Nick Troy  
  5.11a
A fun route, but I agree, that crimpy crux means it's more difficult than Coyotes.

11a seems about right. Oct 15, 2012
John Dubya
5.11a/b
John Dubya  
5.11a/b
Yep this is harder than 10c or the hardest for that grade at Holcomb. Super fun! Aug 12, 2012
Jeff Botimer
  5.10d
Jeff Botimer  
  5.10d
The last large hold before the crux (to the right of the third bolt) came off in my hand yesterday. There is still something there that might be used as a hold, but nothing like what used to be there. However, the hold was a little right and below the crux, I do not think missing it effects the crux at all. Jul 22, 2012
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
  5.11a
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
  5.11a
I wouldn't argue with 5.11a - felt harder than Coyotes to me. Jul 10, 2011
Fun route but painful! The crimps through the crux are small and sharp. My hand was feeling it for awhile. I kind of like that though. Makes me feel like I did something. Ha!

Well protected at the crux too. Sep 5, 2010
Great short route up through the crux, but can't imagine rating this 5.10c as found in the guide. The thin crimps at the crux to get over the steep bulge seem a like full letter grade more difficult than 11.a's in the area. I'd think 11.b is more fair. Perhaps some better edges broke off since the route went up? However, my wife, who got a beta flash didn't agree with my assesment entirely, but did feel it was harder than both of the 10.d's we flashed on the south face of the same formation and the popular adjacent route "Coyotes in the hen house". So I think I'd go with 11.a. Very fun short technical route either way. Aug 9, 2010
Euan Cameron
Mammoth Lakes
  5.10c/d
Euan Cameron   Mammoth Lakes  
  5.10c/d
The crux felt harder than 10c albeit not sustained. May 21, 2007