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Population Explosion S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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Wavy Gravy S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
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Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Todd Graham, 2000
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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 [Suggest Change]

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

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

Location [Suggest Change]

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

Protection [Suggest Change]

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

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