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Routes in Lower Dinosaur Rock - N. Face

Bloody Ankles T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Buzz Off T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Cinder S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Earth Daze S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Extinction S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Sprockets S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Velociraptor T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Wooly Mammoth T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: (TR) Mike Rigney et al, FL: Brad Singer, September 1999
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Shared By: C Miller on Sep 24, 2007
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Located slightly right of center on the north face of Lower Dinosaur Rock. Look for the smoothest, nicest-looking section of wall with a horizontal crack at mid-height; this is the left of three bolted lines.

Slab climbing past two bolts leads to a horizontal (optional pro here) which bisects the face at mid-height. Above the angle steepens and interesting face moves culminate with the crux right before the anchors.

The route was initially done on Earth Day, hence the name.

Protection

4 bolts, chain anchors

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Euan Cameron
Mammoth Lakes
  5.10c
Euan Cameron   Mammoth Lakes  
  5.10c
The moves at the top are good, but the bolt placement earlier in the climb is possibly the worst I have ever seen. The 1st bolt is way too high and the third is hard to clip from the large ledge unless you are over 6'.

Better gear placement would have made this 2 stars. As it stands an ok (just) route. Aug 23, 2010