Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: Gary Slate, Joe Rousek, Kevin Leary + some asshole who snaked it, 10/89
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Shared By: Tim Steele on Jan 11, 2007
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Protect Access in Owens River Gorge! Details

Description

This ultra-classic rig offers up a sinister menu of thin edging followed by steep resistance climbing through a bulge.

When you're shakin' out at the midway point, imagine soloing that shiz like Bachar did...

Protection

9 bolts to mussy's.

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Interesting to see this bad boy uprated...

Perhaps even better than the Bachar solo of this is the downclimb of "Xpressway"... Mar 27, 2007
According to Marty, this was upgraded when a key hold at the crux broke. Jul 5, 2007
caughtinside
Oakland CA
caughtinside   Oakland CA
So, who perpetrated the Ripoff anyway? Mar 25, 2008
Shipoopi, the perp. Nov 11, 2008
andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
andy patterson   Carpinteria, CA  
A fine example of Gorge 5.12. The bottom sections vaunt distinctive face climbing with fun—even intuitive—sequences, and the top starts the pump-clock with a vengeance. One of my favorites, both for its varied climbing and stunning location. Apr 7, 2010
Jason Chinchen
Bend, Oregon
Jason Chinchen   Bend, Oregon
Rousek coulda never climbed it anyways.... Oct 25, 2010
JamesLucas Lucas
Boulder, CO
JamesLucas Lucas   Boulder, CO
Who Called for the A-team? Better be a little bit B. A. Barackus up there. Jan 20, 2012
Pavel Burov
Russia
 
Pavel Burov   Russia
 
Nice route with several cruxes and meditative jug hikes in between them.

Well bolted. Nov 4, 2014
Todd Graham
Sierra Eastside, CA
 
Todd Graham   Sierra Eastside, CA
 
Great route. Jan 2, 2016
Great line. There a few hard moves here and there. Good clipping stances. Great sequential movement in places. Mar 31, 2016