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Ernie Pyle T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Holden Hands T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Holden On T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Overlooked T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pile it Higher and Deeper T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Return of the Mimmster T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Worthless Bile T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Worthwhile Pile T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Type: Trad, 40 ft
FA: Todd Swain, Mark Holden & Karl Pearson, November 1989
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Shared By: Steve Powell on Feb 18, 2007
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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On the right side of the face, just right of a yucca. Off the ground go up then left on a ramp to the bulge, pull the bulge, then reach the crack.


pro to 2"


This route needs to be climbed more often so it will clean up. Loose rock at the bottom, but clean rock at the top with the crux overcoming a bulge halfway up. Although some feel it goes at 5.8, I think it is closer to 5.5.


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DaveGustafson   Palm Desert, CA
A couple of interesting moves on the lower half of this route on "less than solid rock" cause me to agree with a rating of 5.7 as a 5.5 leader would be less than comfortable. An 'okay' route... been on worse in Josh. Well-protected. ABSOLUTELY suggest linking this route up with Santa Claus Left for short two-pitch fun. Santa Claus Left is honestly one of the best times I've had on a route in Josh... is that weird?!? Apr 19, 2009

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