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Routes in Worthwhile Rock

Ernie Pyle T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Holden Hands T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Holden On T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Overlooked T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pile it Higher and Deeper T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Return of the Mimmster T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Worthless Bile T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Worthwhile Pile T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Bob Gaines and Brian Prentice, April 2001
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Shared By: Bob Gaines on Apr 15, 2010
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Start just left of Worthwhile Pile and climb up and left following thin seams up to a bolt, then move left (crux) to a crack that leads to the top.

This is probably the best route on Worthwhile Pile.


To 4 inches, bring many 1/2 inch to 1 inch CDs for the seams. Two #2 and one #3 or #4 camalot work nicely for the anchor if you want to rig a TR.


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Costa Mesa, CA
Howard   Costa Mesa, CA
Anybody try the variation that goes up and right through bolt rather than to the left to the crack? Maybe 10c? Made a really high right step up and lied back facing the left on edges. Did a really balancey move stepping left foot up before reaching up to a decent hold, then hand traversed right with little in the way of footholds but good hands. Finished up Worthwhile Pile. Nov 24, 2015
More sustained and generally a better route than "Holden On". Thin, tricky pro keeps you thinking, but is good enough to keep you safe. May 10, 2011

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