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Results May Vary

5.10b, Sport, 90 ft (27 m),  Avg: 2.9 from 36 votes
FA: Dave Focardi, Todd Vogel: Jan 1991
California > Sierra Eastside > Bishop Area > Owens River Gorge > Lower Gorge > Warning Signs
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Results May Vary is a steep, sustained technical face climb, positive and interesting holds will help you keep the pump factor at bay.

The first 6 bolts are spaced far enough apart to keep your attention. Above, a couple of fun crack moves, then bust out right to the 7th bolt to easier climbing up to an anchor over an arete.


This route starts on a ledge about 20 feet up, right of Warning Signs and left of Timeless. An easy scramble up to the ledge then a move or two to reach the first bolt, recommend belaying from the ground with a 70 meter rope.  Shady in the mornings.


8 bolts to a new modern anchor added Jan 2019.

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the gazelle approaching the crux on 'results may vary'
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leeds, ut
[Hide Comment] Stands out as not your typical Gorge route. Quite fun. Nov 9, 2010
Todd Townsend
Bishop, CA
[Hide Comment] Just belay from the ground. A 70m rope works fine, might be a little long for a 60. Dec 2, 2010
Howie Stern
Mammoth Lakes, Ca
[Hide Comment] Ya, it should have it's own anchor...The other anchor is in a silly location IMHO...The 1st bolt is one move off the ledge, didn't seem high to me... Dec 22, 2011
Yannick Gingras
On the road, mostly Southwest
[Hide Comment] The two cold shuts at the top of this climb are very worn out, more than 50%. We ended up bailing on maillons from the top two bolts. Oct 22, 2017
susan peplow
Joshua Tree
[Hide Comment] Seemed hard for the grade and definitely had my attention. Could be due to the poor reading of the rock... I pulled it off on TR but was very aware that it was tough. The first day at the gorge... .or just hard. I'm thinking it's tough so put your game face on before heading up. Jan 16, 2018
[Hide Comment] What Susan said. 10c solid in most books. This one puts up a fight. Feb 16, 2018
MisterE Wolfe
Grass Valley, CA
[Hide Comment] Added dedicated anchors to this route today - thanks for the hardware, Marty! Jan 13, 2019