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Drilling Fields, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Garden Gnome T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hired Gun S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pigs on a Wing S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Sport
FA: Bill Boyle, 1989
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Shared By: John Bradford on May 12, 2008
Admins: grk10vq, WAGbag, Mike Engle

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Not as good (in my opinion) as The Drilling Fields or Redtail, but a nice addition to an outing on this side of the crag. Shares the first two bolts with Drilling Fields, then moves right out of the spillway to some hard transition moves. Clipping the bore are dicey moves.


Approach as for The Drilling Fields, belaying from on top of the ramp, which is more easily accessed from the right.


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Ales Kobrle
San Jose
Ales Kobrle   San Jose
Nice positions and movements. Way more interesting and technical climb then Drilling Fields. Jul 8, 2017
Mr. Stevens
Boulder, CO
Mr. Stevens   Boulder, CO
way better than Drilling Fields... Jun 25, 2015
Bishop, CA
  5.11a PG13
DennisL   Bishop, CA
  5.11a PG13
Really fun, gymnastic climbing. Harder but more obvious moves than Drilling Fields. Mandatory getting to the bolt after splitting right from Drilling Fields is well worth it if you're solid on moderate (5.8/5.9ish) terrain.

My partner and I both preferred this climb to DF. De gustibus non est disputandum! May 11, 2014
seattle, washington
JRohde   seattle, washington
do NOT go left after the 4th bolt. scary climbing. can deck clipping 3rd bolt. Jul 21, 2010
salt lake city, UT
icsteveoh   salt lake city, UT
whats up with the misplaced bolt on this climb? Jun 20, 2010