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Aberration S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
Black Hole S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Direchossimo S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Flux Capacitor S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Flux Direct S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Focus S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Morning Wood S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Power S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Russian Meteors S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Sabado Gigante S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sendero Luminoso S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Shocker S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Snake Eyes S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Split Descison S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Static Cling S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Supernova S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Venom S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Tom Herbert, Gary Slate, & Kevin Leary - 1990
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Oct 31, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Protect Access in Owens River Gorge! Details

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Venom is one of my personal favorites at Owens. It is a short little pitch but it packs a punch. The climbing is very interesting (and at times awkward) and a fun departure from the more common enduro-pumpfest.

Begin on the south-facing wall just around the corner from the Sendero Luminoso arete. This is the righthand of two lines that I believe share the same anchor. Climb up the somewhat insecure, right-leaning wide crack to the first clip (a bit spicy) and then begin working up a series of flakes and corners past a definite crux at mid-height.

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Pumpy Climbing into excellent crux moves and strong 5.10 to the anchors. Just the right amount of choss after the crux! Do it! Apr 22, 2016
BFK
San Francisco
  5.11c
BFK   San Francisco
  5.11c
Really a perfect sport route! Sustained the whole way, good mix of technique and power needed, DEFINITE crux which is a full sequence (not just a move), and even a small battle just before the chains! Dec 2, 2014
T.J. Esposito
San Diego, CA
 
T.J. Esposito   San Diego, CA
 
Short people rejoice! If you're tall and lanky, the crux on this feels like a 12a/b. Apr 28, 2014
rickziegler Ziegler  
  5.11c
4 bolt extension added. Enjoyable 5.10a on clean rock. 35m from ground to top mussy hooks.
FA: Rick Ziegler and Austin Archer. 3/2012 Mar 13, 2012
A wee bit of steep fun choss in the beginning, then a definite crux sequence, followed by climbing that never really feels trivial, all the way to the anchor. :) Dec 22, 2009