Type: Sport, 65 ft
FA: Jack Marshall
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Shared By: susan peplow on Dec 16, 2006
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Fun route and great starter for the area. This was the first NJC route we ever did. Pleasantly surprised by the quality of the rock. Climb starts on the far right side of the south facing Raven Rocks formation. Thoughtful bolt placements take the edge out of this climb. Fairly sustained for the grade although some may find a discernible crux.


Far right side of south side.

Southern CA sport climbing guide - route # 886


7 bolts, chain anchors, rap down
This route was named after the famous desert hwy Route 66 and was the 66th sport route established at NJC. Feb 1, 2007
Brian Hench
Costa Mesa, CA
Brian Hench   Costa Mesa, CA
Don't stray to far right near the top. You could encounter some loose rock like I did. Feb 2, 2009
  5.9 PG13
  5.9 PG13
Good fun route a little arm pump at the end I am not sure I would call it a 5.9+ I think it is just 5.9 Mar 5, 2009
Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
Bill Olszewski   Colorado Springs, CO
Sweet movement and fairly sequential throughout. I felt that passing that last bolt was definitely the crux - a delicate move that requires a little faith: grab and go and hope there will be something more to grab. Great climb! Get your kicks on Route 66 Mar 16, 2009
Tristan Burnham
La Crescenta, CA
Tristan Burnham   La Crescenta, CA
The route looks like you can layback the whole thing, but when you get up there you can't. Cruz is at the end going for the sloper jug on the left with small feet. I had to hang for a bit to figure it out. Oct 12, 2009
Jan Tarculas
Riverside, Ca
Jan Tarculas   Riverside, Ca
Definite crux at the very top. Nice climb for warm up when its cold. I recommend climbing it early before the crowds get there. Mar 15, 2010
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
Got my kicks on Route 66. Fun moves with the sting at the end. Good footwork and patience required. Nov 13, 2010
C Miller
C Miller   CA  
A great route to warm-up on with fun movement throughout and a fun roof to finish (don't miss the hand jam). Oct 13, 2011
Mike Radford
Orange, CA
Mike Radford   Orange, CA
on my first day ever top roping outdoors i did this route, its awesome! The top is definitely the crux. Feb 13, 2012
Matt N
Santa Barbara, CA
Matt N   Santa Barbara, CA
This is a 10a at NJC and looses (ha - freudian slip) stars for the lack of rock quality in this area. Nov 26, 2012
andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
andy patterson   Carpinteria, CA  
I'm sorry you disapprove, Matt. Yeah, there's some looseness around NJC, but I'm going to side with everyone else here and praise this climb. The great thing about this route is the pace it requires; no matter how strong you are, you have to climb it slow and read the sequences. Jan 21, 2013
Clif Clap  
I agree with Andy. Certainly readable but I was a bit surprised in a couple places where I had to pause and look about me to figure out the sequence. As good a warm-up for the head as it is the rest of the body. Feb 12, 2013
Adan Morales
Adan Morales  
I want to say this route should be rated a bit harder. I on-sited this and it's a great climb. As everyone mentioned, crux is at the end but I feel like a hold broke off. Dec 27, 2017
susan peplow
Joshua Tree
susan peplow   Joshua Tree
@Adan... unless very recently... no holds broken, that's just how she is. Dec 27, 2017
Erik Braun
New York, NY
Erik Braun   New York, NY
This was my favorite route I did the whole week. Super fun. Apr 2, 2018