Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Todd Graham, 2000
Page Views: 981 total · 7/month
Shared By: Euan Cameron on Jul 4, 2007
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Look for the large ring bolts on the slab on the right.

Passing the 2nd, 4th and 6th bolts provide the interest.

Location

Located on the slab on the right of the crag. This line takes the right bolted route.

Protection

8 bolts, double anchors.

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BAd
5.9+
BAd  
5.9+
Just did this route and found it quite challenging for the old rating of 5.8, which is, face it folks, kind of a sand bag. One rater gave it a 10a, which is not unreasonable. I gave it a 9+. I think most 5.8 leaders would struggle HARD on this one. It's a fun route, and I noticed ALL the 5.8 raters gave it a 5.8+ because it's freakin' hard for the original 5.8 rating. Yeah, because it's not 5.8. Figure solid 5.9, maybe harder, and you'll be fine. Go expecting a 5.8 cruise, you'll be surprised. Jul 19, 2014
butters
Mammoth Lakes, Ca
  5.9+
butters   Mammoth Lakes, Ca
  5.9+
BAd is spot on with the rating. Dont under estimate this climb. Climb it as if it were a 10a and you'll be much better off Aug 8, 2014
old5ten
Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
  5.9+
old5ten   Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
  5.9+
Fun route! Not sure what exactly happens at the 2nd or 6th bolt, but the area around the 4th bolt caught my attention. I tend to rate routes on a conservative, old-school, JTree/Valley YDS scale but even by that standard I would not give this 5.8+... Aug 11, 2014
davefaus
Mammoth Lakes, CA
  5.9+
davefaus   Mammoth Lakes, CA
  5.9+
the Mammoth Area Rock Climbs book calls this 10a Sep 17, 2014
Randy in Ridgecrest
Inyokern, CA
  5.9+
Randy in Ridgecrest   Inyokern, CA
  5.9+
Well! I glad to see the consensus is 9+. I got on this "5.8" first and started thinking either ratings are different here, or my hangover from yesterday was worse than I thought. Good climbing somewhat marred by ledges Jul 31, 2016