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Bloody Pawprints S,TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
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Love Stinks S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Monsters of Rock S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Nuke the Whales S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Numb & Number S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Paradise S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pocket Dance S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Quest S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Range of Light S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Spread Eagle S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Wedge-O S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Worm Drive S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Type: Sport, 115 ft
FA: Joe Rousek and Tony Puppo, 2/90
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Shared By: Jon duSaint on Dec 12, 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

Description

Very long and steep climb. Thin crux down low (which can be avoided by climbing way right) to steep jug haul to pumpy bulge.

Location

Can just lower to the large ledge with a 70m rope with the belayer on the ground. Be very careful of rope ends.

Protection

11 bolts

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John Wilder
Las Vegas, NV
  5.11a
John Wilder   Las Vegas, NV
  5.11a
Did this with an old 70m today and it barely made it ledge to ledge, no way could we have belayed from the ground. A fresh 70m should be fine, but probably best to belay from the ledge (single belay bolt) if your rope is old.

That said, mega fun pitch. Well worth doing! Nov 29, 2014
My favorite Gorge pitch! The runouts in the middle keep my attention every time. Jan 5, 2014
andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
 
andy patterson   Carpinteria, CA  
 
Fantastically long. The runout sections didn't seem too threatening, especially since they are high on the route. In my opinion, the 5.11 rating comes from the sustained nature of the route, not because there are any particularly memorable cruxes. Feb 27, 2012