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Routes in California Ridge

Access Denied T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Ayatollah S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Band Aids On Road Rash T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
California Five-Eleven A S,TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Case Dismissed T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Guilty As Charged S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Mullah S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Trad, TR, 50 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Steve R. on Mar 26, 2009
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Cool 5.11 moves up into an inside corner. Once in the corner it's easy (5.8) stemming, hand jams and some face moves up to a ledge. Moderate (5.9+) face climbing to the top.

Two bolt (spinners) anchor with a backup over the lip.


Inside corner on left side of California Ridge. Between California Five-Eleven A and Ayatollah.


Nuts. Cams small to 2". 2 draws


Bruce Morris
Belmont, CA
Bruce Morris   Belmont, CA
I did the first free ascent of Access Denied sometime in 1990. However, someone had aided it and left and old star drive bolt near the bottom of the dihedral years and years ago. You could see that they'd driven pins in the back of the crack too. Who, what, when, where, how? I'd guess it was aided during the late 50s or early 1960s. Anyone know? Jul 26, 2014
vincent L.
Redwood City
vincent L.   Redwood City
A great little route with a tough start. The crux is getting into the corner. Easy to top rope . Worth doing . Mar 16, 2014