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Routes in Platypus

Al Hussein S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Embryo TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Howling Iguana TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Jellyfish S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Moss Man S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Plat-A-Pussy S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Rat-A-Puss S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Daniel Trugman on Feb 28, 2010
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Trails are closed from sunset to 6:00 am. Details

Description

The first 2 bolts of climbing consists of a delicate and elegant lie-backing and smearing up a steep slab. Reach a great rest just before the third bolt, and reach the anchors after some bizarre, harder-than -they-look moves on and just to the right of the arete feature.

I thought this was best route that I tried at the crag (my partner agreed). It isn't that much harder than the other 5.10s on the Platypus (though it is harder), and is well protected where it is difficult, so go for it!

Location

The left of the two routes on the North Face. See Platypus area description.

Protection

3 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor. Use the "Moss Man" anchors if you need to rappel.

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Julian Bobilev
  5.10d
Julian Bobilev  
  5.10d
Badass! I stick clipped the first bolt since the crux is essentially at the beginning, although it's still very sustained until shortly after the second bolt. The runout between 2nd and 3rd bolts is like 5.6 and super safe. Mar 23, 2014
scotticusmaximus
Santa Cruz, CA
 
scotticusmaximus   Santa Cruz, CA
 
Best route on Platypus! Fun lie-backs lead to a neat balancy move, then you get a nice breather and it's smooth sailing to the top! Apr 28, 2012