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Routes in River Rock

Africa Flake T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Drunken Sporto's S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Head Case S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Improbable T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Just to Watch Him Die T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Karl's Variation T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R
Karls Crack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Mr. Bigglesworth T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
On Safari T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
School Stinks T,TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Spring Break T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Summer Session T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Total Recall S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
UNR Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Type: Trad
FA: Lon Harter, Kelle Harter, 96
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Shared By: Rick D on Dec 5, 2008 with updates from Lon Harter
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Easy. Good Warm Up. A little run out at the top, but easy moves.

This is a trad route with a bolted face start to a crack system. The arete is a commonly done as a 5.4 variation.


To the right of Africa Flake.


Bolts. Pro to 1".


Jeffrey LaCombe
Sparks, NV
  5.7 PG13
Jeffrey LaCombe   Sparks, NV
  5.7 PG13
As was pointed out, the bolts stop about 2/3 the way up. Bring a few smaller nuts (1/2" ish), or run it out. I think the 5.7 rating assumes you use the arete, in addition to face holds. Mar 13, 2009
Sparks, NV
Thrutchtastic   Sparks, NV
The arete isn't worth it. The crack that's out on the face, though, is. You definitely want gear (to 1" if I remember) if you plan on leaving the safety of the ~5.4 arete. Jun 5, 2009
Josh Cameron
Josh Cameron   California
"Meh" was my reaction to this climb. Its okay, but there's much better stuff here. Jun 12, 2011
Lon Harter
Lon Harter   Reno
Pro to 2". Mike Carville had asked me to retro bolt this route years ago to make it a "sport friendly" route but I declined as this is a trad route with a bolted face start and it was done ground up much to my belayers dismay. The route leads to the crack system and I can't bring my self to place bolts by a crack. The arete is a variation of this route and both paths are commonly done. This route receives a lot of traffic as a warm up route, waiting for other lines to open up and as a TR'n for beginners. The route took weeks of cleaning to make it safe as the granite is in a decomposing state. Originally the route had open cold shuts at the top which have since worn out and were then replaced with bolts anchors. The UNR club has recently (2017 -2018) replaced the old bolt anchor system once again with yet an other new anchor.

  • A big shout out to the UNR club for all your efforts thanks for all you do!
May 23, 2018

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