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Enterprise

5.12b, Sport, 60 ft,  Avg: 3.8 from 37 votes
FA: Tom Herbert, 1990
California > Sierra Eastside > Bishop Area > Owens River Gorge > Inner Gorge > Dilithium Crystal
Access Issue: Bridges Out! IMPORTANT LADWP NEGOTIATIONS!! Details

Description

One of the four classic "E" routes from Tom Herbert, this Gorge classic takes an amazing line out a substantial roof on the left side of the Dilithium Crystal formation.

A vertical face quickly gains the imposing roof (which is much easier than appearances suggest) which is rife with positive holds albeit a bit strenuous. The crux lies just above the lip as you struggle to get established on the slab above; once over it's a matter of holding it together to the anchors.

Protection

10 bolts, anchors

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John Bachar defying gravity on Enterprise (5.12b), Owens River Gorge<br>
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Photo by John McDonald
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Enterprise photo by Micah Bryan Humphrey
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Todd Graham on Enterprise.
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Enterprise
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This is the <b>real</b> Enterprise!
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Fun Jugs
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November 2016
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Juliette Dinh
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Todd Graham on Enterprise
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About to launch into the roof section.
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JamesLucas Lucas
Boulder, CO
[Hide Comment] Amazing route. As you pull over the roof, imagine John Bachar soloing, in hot pink lycra shorts that make hims ass look big. Jan 20, 2012
Neil Rankin
Winston-Salem, NC
  5.12b
[Hide Comment] This is 12b all day, any day, and a harder red-point than Mind Meld just down the wall to the climber's right. Apr 1, 2013
Drew B.
SLC
[Hide Comment] As of 2/24/2015, two grooved out carabiners were switched out. The route is good to go. Feb 25, 2015
Andrew Child
Corvallis, Or
 
[Hide Comment] This climb felt substantially easier than Loony Binge, maybe I just have no upper body strength though. Dec 20, 2016