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A-Frame Right TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Aid line (aka:Stoney crack) 5.10. TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Beehive Chimney TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Black's Crack TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Charles' Split TR 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Dart Lady TR 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Potholes TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Potholes Crack T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Potholes Traverse V1 5
Vicious TR 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Walk the Plank TR 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Wrath of Kahan, The TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
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Type: TR, 50 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Chris Owen on Nov 21, 2007
Admins: Chris Owen, jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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The steep get steeper!

A way fun route up the big solution pockets to the moment of truth almost right at the top which, surprisingly, can be finessed rather than brute forced - don't forget to finish this off with the obligatory Stoney mantle move.


Left buttress of the Back Wall.


Toprope problem - boulder and cams.


Erick Santos
Los Angeles, CA
Erick Santos   Los Angeles, CA
How is this route best TRed? Climbed it today would've taken a big swing had I not finished. I saw some old webbing left behind on the big boulder directly above the finish of the route but would need A LOT of webbing. Couldn't find optimal placements for cams. Oct 28, 2017
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
I used very long slings last time - but no cams. Oct 30, 2017
Great route. I slinged the boulder, of course, then used a medium hex in the far gap under the boulder. At least 10 feet of webbing would work best. The biggest issue, however, is a chunk of rock near the top that is about to go, it actually moves underfoot if it's stood upon. It has a great hold on it and serves as a solid foot/ledge before the fun mantle on top.... so who knows what this climb will morph into after it goes. I added a pic of loose section.... check it out Dec 30, 2017
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
Thanks! I haven't climbed it for a while and never realized it was so loose. I've always used a knee bar under it. I'll have to check it out. Jan 3, 2018

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