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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 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 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, 55 ft
FA: Jared Hancock, Mark Ryan, Karla Canandang - 2005
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Shared By: Aaron Martinuzzi on May 25, 2008
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this route follows the bolt line directly to the right of Plate Tectonics.


6 bolts and a nice two-bolt Muir Valley anchor with some rings.


You can't see the fifth bolt from the ground, hence the name. Mar 24, 2009
S. Neoh
S. Neoh  
Tricky crux move but well protected. Oct 5, 2010
Eamon Doyle
Sierra Madre, CA
Eamon Doyle   Sierra Madre, CA
If you stand back on the trail to the left of the climb as you approach, you can see the 5th bolt. From the bottom of the climb, it is certainly hidden by the crux. Nov 20, 2011
easy for the grade. May 5, 2017

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