Type: Sport
FA: Kelly Cordner, Brian Phillips, Scott Ayers, 4/1997.
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Access Issue: Bridges Out! IMPORTANT LADWP NEGOTIATIONS!! Details


This climbs a pillar, on the right side of the lower left side of the wall, then up an arete.
Some tricky moves are encountered just before the anchors.
This is to the right of "Welcome to the Gorge".


7 bolts.


Good arete climb for a beginning climber, especially as a first lead climb. Feb 23, 2009
liveit P
Mammoth Lakes, Ca
liveit P   Mammoth Lakes, Ca
Fun climb, gets run out in the middle, but its super easy climbing. Jul 21, 2009
Lluis Penalver-Aguila
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Lluis Penalver-Aguila   Cambridge, Massachusetts
Quick climb up the pillar and first 3 bolts leads to a slightly runout 4th bolt, then to the arete and some fun moves up to the top. Fun easy climb. Jun 2, 2011
Jeff Scheuerell
  5.7 PG13
Jeff Scheuerell  
  5.7 PG13
I personally would not put a first time leader on this route. Jan 31, 2015
Gen King
  5.7 PG13
Gen King  
  5.7 PG13
Fun climb, although run out between 3rd and 4th because it's more like a scramble but after that you are climbing up some slightly inverted surfaces before you reach that next bolt and it's a total mind screw. Crux comes at the top before the anchors. Pumpy but a lot of good feet. Thought the rock was rather slick. But what is nice is that it is in the shade for hot summer days. I thought it was harder than a 5.6 but maybe it's just because I'm short (5'4") and relatively new to sport leading. Sep 25, 2015
MisterE Wolfe
Bishop, CA
MisterE Wolfe   Bishop, CA
Replaced the worn Mussy Hooks with new ones today.

We also replaced the old quick-links with new plated & tested ones from France.

Thanks to the ASCA for the new hardware! May 5, 2016
Marek Hajek
Reno, NV
  5.7+ R
Marek Hajek   Reno, NV
  5.7+ R
The route has moves that feel stiffer than 5.6. Funny, how routes with sustained climbing, no harder than 12a get an overall grade of 12c, 12d, or even harder, but sustained 5.6 climbing only remains 5.6.

There is no way I would send either one of my kids to lead this route. The route name makes it sound like it would be a good lead for youngster beginners, however, anyone of shorter statue and fairly new to leading would a) get the hell scared out of them on the run out section and then b) have an acrophobic episode trying to clip the 4th bolt. The upper section is overhanging in spots and has some long moves. I would soil my pants watching my kids lead this. Aug 17, 2017
Bottom moves have become slightly more polished over the last 10 years. Nov 23, 2017
Liz Lampson
Sunnyvale, CA
Liz Lampson   Sunnyvale, CA
The runout between the 3rd and 4th bolts wasn't concerning to me, a 5'10" person who could clip from the ledge and who's been climbing outside for several years. I agree that Breaking Wind or High Seas would be a much less disconcerting introduction to outdoor climbing for a beginner used to climbing in a gym (and possibly not used to efficient body movement to utilize an arete), although I didn't actually think there were any long moves besides the reach to the 4th clip. Nov 6, 2018
kelly cordner
Fish Lake Valley, NV
kelly cordner   Fish Lake Valley, NV
feel free to add a bolt in the run out section. i remember having difficulty finding suitable rock for one Nov 9, 2018