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Ball and Chain S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Continental Drift T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Cottonmouth (a.k.a. Boom-Slang) S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Dime a Dozen S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Fifth Bolt Faith S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Gettin' Lucky in Kentucky S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Paraplegic Power T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Plate Tectonics S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Serpentine S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Tall Cool One S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Hancock, Carandany, Weber and Weber, 2005
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Shared By: Jeff Mekolites on Nov 19, 2007
Admins: saxfiend, Jason Halladay, Shirtless Mike

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Another classic...a tricky start leads to pumpy plate pulling pleasure...Yeah!


Middle route on the wall.


6 bolts/anchors


Madison, WI
jaysquared   Madison, WI
Fun route, but I think it's closer to 50ft, not 70... Aug 3, 2008
Peter L K
Cincinnati, OH
Peter L K   Cincinnati, OH
I think this route and Gettin' Lucky are both overrated. May 26, 2009
Jeff Welch
Denver, CO
Jeff Welch   Denver, CO
The first few moves are greasy and sequential enough to call 5.10a. The overhanging plate haul at the top is a blast! Oct 19, 2009
Decatur, GA
saxfiend   Decatur, GA  
Great climbing! The start is the hardest part, especially if you're short. From there, it's pumpy and loads of fun. May 16, 2010
Very polished, especially at the start. Jun 2, 2010
S. Neoh
S. Neoh  
The start is now polished beyond belief. 10c start to 5.9 climbing. Stick clip is advisable if you are not solid at the mid 5.10 grade.
Oct 5, 2010
John Wilder
Las Vegas, NV
John Wilder   Las Vegas, NV
stick clip is nearly mandatory on this- the start isnt that hard- one move, but you could break your ankles if you blew it. Oct 25, 2010
Ben C
Portland, OR
Ben C   Portland, OR
greasy start, definitely too much rubber on those holds. after that though, its EXCELLENT climbing. great jug haul. five stars for sure. Nov 27, 2010
Austin Chasteen
Austin Chasteen  
Good climb, has been pushed up to 10a primarily for the start and overall hold polish. Fun route, but eclipsed by its nearby cousin. Oct 9, 2016
Kimberly K
Upstate, NY
Kimberly K   Upstate, NY
Plate Tectonics. WAS a masterpiece in it’s day. The bottom 1/3 of the climbs on this wall have eroded so dramatically due to the constant climber traffic it gets. Please help preserve what is left of this climb and its neighbors by thoroughly getting the sand off your shoes before climbing. Putting a tarp or your rope bag at the start is helpful. I love Muir Valley and any help from fellow climbers to conserve it is greatly appreciated. It needs our collective effort and consciousness as the numbers of climbers continues to rise. 5 days ago

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