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Bag of Bones T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bone Up S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Bury The Bone S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Butterknife T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Chillin at the Grill S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Darshan (aka Ripoff) S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Expressway S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Feudal Beerlords T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Fork it Over S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Nate's Proud Pearl Necklace S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Nirvana S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Offramp S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
One Holer T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Orange Peel S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Road kill S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13
Santana S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Scrutinized S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Skeletons in the Closet S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Spinal Fracture S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Tumbling Dice S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
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Type: Trad, 75 ft
FA: Todd Vogel, Fred Lifton & Chris Iverson, 1989
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Shared By: AWinters on Feb 19, 2009
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 [Suggest Change]

The great finger and handcrack on and just left of the arete.

Start off with a nice ergonomic and rounded finger crack to multiple rests on good face holds. Continue up the gradually widening crack with great jams, into wide hands with good features in the back. After the crack climb past 3 bolts on the arete to the anchor.

The crux is perhaps the first 20 feet, then it mellows out...

Easily top-roped from the 'Nirvana' anchors. It would be a shame to climb 'Nirvana' and not try it.

Location [Suggest Change]

Left-side of the Social Platform, just right of 'Nirvana'.

Protection [Suggest Change]

Standard rack to 4".

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Jonathan Howland
San Francisco
  5.10+
Jonathan Howland   San Francisco
  5.10+
Lewis's guide gives this a 10d; the previous edition had it at 10c. I'll call it hard 5.10 through the first twenty feet, not .10b per this posting, and in any case v. worthy. The route protects well on all cams (v. small through 2.5 inches) + draws for the three bolts on the arete. Apr 16, 2009
Greg Barnes
  5.10d
Greg Barnes  
  5.10d
This went back and forth between 10d and 10c in previous Gorge guides. I go with 10d - only a few moves, but off balance and powerful. Easier for big fingers. Oct 27, 2009
213blc
THA WEST COAST
  5.10c
213blc   THA WEST COAST
  5.10c
Very fun climb. The anchors, however, are in dreadful need of Mussy hooks or some sort of new setup (one cold shut is loose and very worn, the other is worn). Be careful! Apr 3, 2012
Jeff Scheuerell
  5.10+
Jeff Scheuerell  
  5.10+
How strong are open shuts that are worn almost half through? Might be rolling the dice on this one. Feb 18, 2014
Jeff Scheuerell
  5.10+
Jeff Scheuerell  
  5.10+
Thanks Dan!


Mar 28, 2015
Ben Lurie
San Diego, Ca
 
Ben Lurie   San Diego, Ca
 
Surprisingly fun crack climbing for the gorge, good jams n locks, don't miss it if you want to add some variety to your day!! TR from nirvana works. Dec 31, 2017

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