Type: Sport, 150 ft
FA: Ketron, Lewis, Plunkett, Berman - 1995
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Shared By: jonathan howland on May 22, 2007
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Access Issue: Protect Access in Owens River Gorge! Details

Description

Hard (and nicely slippery) from the start. Gain the arete moving right to left, then straight up. Defined cruxes (11a-, 10d) are interspersed with easier and fun moves. Finishes w/ a worthy crack.

Can descend w/ one rope in two raps if you swing left and utilize the anchors for Split Decision. Or rap 115' from the Sendero Luminoso anchors.

Location

Just left of Sendero Luminoso. The belayer stands knee-deep in scree, admiring your work.

Protection

16 bolts

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Demanding lead! The initial 2 bolts or so get your attention right away, but make sure you have the staying power for the top! Jul 4, 2007
BFK
San Francisco
 
BFK   San Francisco
 
One of the finest routes in the gorge IMHO. Bring your sloper game so as not to deck getting to the first bolt. After that it's a well protected arete crimp and sidepull fest up to the top. Sep 24, 2013
Vincent Gallegos
  5.11a/b
Vincent Gallegos  
  5.11a/b
This is a fantastic climb which is hard for the grade. If you lower from its anchors with a 70m you will have to down climb about 10' at the bottom which isn't so bad. The belay area is choss and you need to make certain to not knock rocks onto belayers. Apr 12, 2018