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Bent Brain S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Black Crack S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Europe Revisited S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Face the Seam S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Finger Fit S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Grib Dat Hole S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Jensen's Jugs S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Movin' Out S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Short Shot S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Tester S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Sport, 35 ft
FA: Colee & Judycki
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Shared By: TrevorB on Feb 28, 2007
Admins: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Right of Face the Seam is this obvious corner/wide flared crack/notch/whatever-you-want-to-call-it. Fun, steep initial moves lead to the crux I'd best describe as awkward.

Protection

4 bolts to open cold shuts.

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Jon Hanlon   SLO
Awkward, to be sure. Mar 22, 2007
Matthew Fienup
Ventura, CA
 
Matthew Fienup   Ventura, CA  
 
The first lead bolt is currently missing, since its failure in late 2007. Sep 16, 2007
andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
andy patterson   Carpinteria, CA  
This route get's my "don't-do" award for 2008. Mar 17, 2008
Joe Stern
Moab, Utah
  5.9+
Joe Stern   Moab, Utah
  5.9+
It looks like a finger-sized cam (yellow or orange metolius) would adequately protect the start. Dec 5, 2009
Dani
 
Dani  
 
It's now THREE BOLTS to cold-shuts. It stirred up charming memories of Vedauwoo. Sep 24, 2012
Larry Shaw
Boulder, CO
 
Larry Shaw   Boulder, CO
 
Fun, pumpy climbing on the 1st half, don't blow the second clip. I noticed 10ft. above the anchors there are two bolts spaced 4 ft. apart. Apr 14, 2016
Fun pumpy moves at the crux. The wide section up top makes it seem a lot longer than it is. A 0.4 and 0.3 BD sized piece in a pocket will save your ankles if you blow the second clip. May 18, 2016
Cameron Wu
Culver City, CA
  5.10a
Cameron Wu   Culver City, CA
  5.10a
Finish through an awkward off-width/chimney to get to two cold shuts. Apr 1, 2017
Scott Beatty
Santa Barbara, CA
 
Scott Beatty   Santa Barbara, CA
 
This route has an undeserving bad rep. I just TR'd it, but leading it looked like it could be a little risky, especially if you miss the 2nd bolt. This was the most diverse route I've witnessed in SB thus far (hand jams, knee bars, lie backs, etc.)

Have fun and keep it awkward! May 14, 2018

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