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After School Special T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Black Magic T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Break it Out T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Childhood's Beginning T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Childhood's End T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Free And Easy T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Good Life, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Ice Pirates S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Kids With Guns S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Look Ma No Hands S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Rhinestone Desperado S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
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Type: Sport
FA: John Hoffman, 1989
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Shared By: urs on Aug 3, 2009
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Donner/Truckee area Details


This extremely unique route is one of the most interesting routes in Donner. Start off the route with a brutal mantel on a large roof which is followed by thin face climbing. From here attack an overhanging pocketed face with brutally thin moves on slopers and pockets to the top.


This route is located about 100ft to the left of Childhood's End 5.10d and is one of the first routes you will see when getting to the wall through the second approach described on North Stars Wall.


7 bolts lead to a 2 bolted anchor. Rap off.


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peachy spohn  
What a crazy, fun route! The mantle isn't mandatory, but it's the most obvious way to get above the roof. The upper section of the route has some of the coolest moves and holds. I thought that this was one of the better routes at North Star too. Aug 25, 2012
MisterCattell Cattell
South Lake Tahoe, Ca
MisterCattell Cattell   South Lake Tahoe, Ca
Clipping the chains, I knew that I'd just climbed easily one of the most enjoyable pitches I have ever climbed. Easily top 5 all time. Move after move of incredible and unique climbing guarded by an exciting mantle. Once beyond the mantle, freedom of movement dances your way to the chains. An absolute classic. Jan 13, 2018
Truckee, CA
Lurker   Truckee, CA  
The upper wall past the mantle is quality and sustained, with some cool solution pockets and laybacking, although a bit of a sandbag at .11b. The mantle is less than classic and would make for a potentially ugly fall if you blew it. Jun 10, 2018

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