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Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Straussman and CO.
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Shared By: Victor Lawson on Apr 26, 2008
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Protect Access in Owens River Gorge! Details

Description

Sustained thin and technical climbing punctuated by powerful, large moves off of less than desirable footholds. Considered solid for the grade.

Protection

Bolts. Fixed draws on all bolts besides the first as of 4/26/08. (Don't steal 'em!)

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Victor Lawson
Bishop, CA
  5.12c
Victor Lawson   Bishop, CA
  5.12c
Good route, very fun and technical. Helps to know some beta, but never a gimmie. Worth seeking out! All clips are fairly easy to make and the bolting is very safe. Apr 26, 2008
JamesLucas Lucas
Boulder, CO
JamesLucas Lucas   Boulder, CO
I recommend making sure your hair is perfectly coiffed. You got to look good to climb good on this one. Jan 20, 2012
Luke Neufeld
Squamish, British Columbia
Luke Neufeld   Squamish, British Columbia
Be careful of second undercling mid way. I broke a piece off the first undercling and then When I grabbed the second one the whole thing shifted. Sketchy.... It's a big piece of rock that's directly above where the belayer stands and in my opinion it's just begging to be ripped off. Maybe it should get glued? You could pry it off but it might make it unclimbable or much much harder. Other then that great route. But it's definitely very dangerous for your belayer as it is currently. Dec 14, 2014
ACassebeer
Mojave, CA
 
ACassebeer   Mojave, CA
 
I didn't find any issues with bad rock. The second undercling seemed fine to me. I found the grade to be extremely stiff compared to other 5.12c's in the area. I think that Excelsior is easier as well. Nov 27, 2017

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