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Power Grid

5.10a, Sport, 60 ft,  Avg: 2.6 from 59 votes
FA: Jeff Constine, Bill Leventhal '02
California > Los Angeles Basin > Santa Monica Mo… > Malibu Creek SP > Century Lake Area > Power Wall
Access Issue: New Access Difficulties Details

Description

A fun route for the grade. Start up some large juggy huecos to a small chimney. Exit left out of the chimney sooner than you think to a couple blind jugs around the corner. Continue up slabby face climbing to the anchors.

Location

The left-most route on the wall (on Power Wall), traverse about 5 feet over the water pool to a small ledge. Although not required, there is a low first bolt that the belayer can tie into and set a hanging belay over the water. This allows the climber a bit more room to move around and makes belaying easier.

Protection

6 bolts + anchors. All good bolts, well protected. Open shuts at top. A little bit of wandering and being over the water make this route a bit more difficult to top rope. ItÂ’s best to do it in pairs with a leader and a second.

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Power Grid on 10-2-10
[Hide Photo] Power Grid on 10-2-10
Karl Zilles climbs Power Grid
[Hide Photo] Karl Zilles climbs Power Grid
Power Grid on 10-2-10
[Hide Photo] Power Grid on 10-2-10
Power Grid on 10-2-10
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Charging up on the power Grid
[Hide Photo] Charging up on the power Grid
Stem up the chimney and reach around a blind corner for the jugs
[Hide Photo] Stem up the chimney and reach around a blind corner for the jugs
Rob before committing to the left side.
[Hide Photo] Rob before committing to the left side.
John taking a rest in the chimney
[Hide Photo] John taking a rest in the chimney
Power Grid on 10-2-10
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Tim cruisin up Power Grid (5.10a)
[Hide Photo] Tim cruisin up Power Grid (5.10a)
The semi-hanging belay start of Power Grid (5.10a)
[Hide Photo] The semi-hanging belay start of Power Grid (5.10a)

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Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
  5.10a
[Hide Comment] There are 7 bolts and 2 open cold shuts for an anchor. Nov 3, 2012