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Routes in Lower Tier (Left Side)

Au T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Centers for dihedral control (C.D.C.) "aka fire crotch" S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Dead Terrorist, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Eco Challenge S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Expedition, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Fourth Wise Man, The S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Frankincense T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
King Under the Mountain S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
King Under the Mountain Extension S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Maniac McGee S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Myrrh S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Natural, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Primal Quest S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Rabble Rouser S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Rumble in the Rubble S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Stonewall Jackson T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Summer Rain S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Super Soul Slab S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Swamp Thing S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Three Kings S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Unnatural Act S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Urushiol S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: (TR) Aaron Rough & Chris Miller, 1997, FL: Aaron Rough, 1997
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Shared By: Isaac T. on Feb 1, 2007
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This is a rather long climb. It starts in a prominent corner just right of cool looking arete. The starts is in loose corner and makes its way out onto the face. Once you get to the first bolt the rock solidifies. This is where the bat with the huge fangs was chillin right on a key hand hold. The bats do not normally nest on this climb, I think that this bat was sick. Toward the top it goes past vertical a few degrees but the holds are solid, you just gotta find them since there really isn't any chalk marks.


8 bolts, closed cold shuts at the top
C Miller
C Miller   CA  
A fun and varied route through steep, blocky terrain with interesting crux moves over small roofs at both the 4th and 6th bolt. It's really quite amazing what trundling a few thousand pounds of rubble off a route can do for it's quality. Sep 1, 2007
redlands, ca
  5.11b PG13
veritus   redlands, ca
  5.11b PG13
hey chris who bolted this route? Jan 2, 2008
Myself and my brother-in-law at the time (Chris played a role as well though for the life of me I can't remember exactly what his role was? / Sorry Chris!). Eco Challenge turned out to be completely that from the get go and was not what we thought it would be. From the sketch ball climb to get to the anchors, to the before mentioned 2 tons of loose rock all over the route, it was quite the handful. After 3 days of cleaning, yes 3 days, the bolts were placed where the rock was solid not necessarily where they were ideal for clipping, which considering how loose a lot of the Lower Buttress is, we thought was a good idea. The name was chosen on purpose to reflect the "style" of the climb, a little bit chossy and a little bit adventurous from a sport climbing perspective.

I always wanted to bolt the line to the right of it, but moved out of the area before I got around to it. Jan 3, 2008
tom donnelly
san diego
tom donnelly   san diego
Huge healthy poison oak just to the right of this route, so there must be some oil mixed into the dirt on the ground. If you are sensitive then use technu & clean everything after climbing this route. Jun 22, 2010
Euan Cameron
Mammoth Lakes
Euan Cameron   Mammoth Lakes  
Fun route and long compared to the rest on the lower tier. I only counted six bolts as I clipped them. May 15, 2011
Ken Noyce
Layton, UT
Ken Noyce   Layton, UT
Poison Oak is gone! someone ripped the whole thing out so there is none by this route anymore. Thanks whoever did it! Jul 20, 2012
Aaron Lawrence
Aaron Lawrence   Redlands
i pulled out a crux hold today. i havnt tried the climb since its gone, but it looks like it might raise the rating a letter grade or two. Oct 8, 2012
Ken Noyce
Layton, UT
Ken Noyce   Layton, UT
Just climbed this route again today, and the crux is certainly a bit harder than it was. It's at least a solid 5.11a now (it used to be a bit soft), and may be 5.11b. Also someone added a new first bolt to the route which is pretty pointless since it's too low to keep you from decking long before you get to the old first bolt. Oct 20, 2012
What's going with the route Matt? Being that it is my route, I'd appreciate a PM or email. Apr 16, 2013
Dustin Stephens
Dustin Stephens  
Not 11a anymore. Bad fall from the crux, climber beware. May 6, 2017

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