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Barracuda S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Blood Sport S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Catch and Release S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Excelsior S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Fight Club S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Holey Wars S 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Living Dead S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Northern Pike S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Piranha S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Sea Monkey S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Steelhead S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Kevin Leary, Joe Rousek, Bob Harrington
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Shared By: Monica Jones on Apr 11, 2010
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Protect Access in Owens River Gorge! Details

Description

Crack leads to a strenuous digedral, then move left around the arete and climb a series of technical moves through bulges. Lower off. Might be my favorite sport climb, amazingly beautiful and exposed movement.

Location

Prominent crack system on middle buttress. Just left of Northern Pike.

Protection

15 bolts. Anchors at top.

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SCherry
Boulder, CO
  5.11d
SCherry   Boulder, CO
  5.11d
Great quality, varied and a long line. Tough onsight. If you're looking for something that's technical, devious and not pumpy, this is a good option. Hard to rate compared to something in the other Owens style of pump factor, but this is certainly a step up from Grindrite at Gotham City. 11c redpoint grade for me. Mar 20, 2017
I think it's the softest 11c in the Gorge. Northern Pike is harder for me. Mar 1, 2016
Raddam6
Salt Lake
  5.11c/d
Raddam6   Salt Lake
  5.11c/d
I feel it is harder than Lalaland and Skeleton in the closet. And better! Feb 29, 2016
Agree, awesome climb...fun, challenging and well bolted. 4 out of 5 stars. As for hands down the best??? Feb 16, 2014
alix morris
Estes Park, CO
 
alix morris   Estes Park, CO
 
This is hands-down the BEST climb in the gorge. Exposure, problem solving, wild stemming, rad tubing and chimneying, a thought provoking ending, and kinda eerie. What a line! Not one to miss. This is a trad climbers JAM! SOOO FUN Feb 13, 2014
Kevin DB
  5.11c
Kevin DB  
  5.11c
It's awesome. Just awesome. One of the best lines in the gorge. Feb 3, 2013
Ok well... Maybe I wasn't having an "on" day, but the top moves of this were pretty awkward and hard for 11c. An interesting route for sure, but given my experience I can't justify 11c or 4 stars. It is bolted very well, just....awkward. Mar 27, 2012
claytown
Boulder, CO
 
claytown   Boulder, CO
 
cool climb for sure. all of the crack and dihedral is lower angle and pretty easy if you use the feet available. then find your way through the steepness and to the anchors. have fun! May 29, 2011