Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Galen Kirkwood, Frank Noble, Mike Paul 1976
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Shared By: mschlocker on Jul 12, 2010
Admins: Marc Kajut, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Current San Diego County Advisories Details

Description

This route starts out moderate but increases in difficulty really quick. The meat of the climbing heads up a leftward slanting seam that provides holds about as well as it provides gear. There's a reason it's bolted. Old school 11a.

Location

Up on the hill. Head up from the base of The Rift/Mighty Monter/Vawter's Dihedral.

Protection

2 Bolts. You wouldn't want to fall in the wrong place on this route. For mortals we can toprope (bolts) it without too much difficulty by scrambling up left of the route. There are a couple of potential gear options for the lead but I have never paid them much attention on TR.

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Jason Kim
Encinitas, CA
  5.11a
Jason Kim   Encinitas, CA
  5.11a
A distinct crux just above the first bolt, which took me a few tries to figure out the sequence. The upper section is just a bit easier. Seems like it would be a heady lead, particularly as an onsight. Apr 13, 2013
Mackenan Grassi
  5.11a
Mackenan Grassi  
  5.11a
This one looks run out from the ground, but it's pretty safely bolted. The climbing up to the first bolt is fairly easy. The high first bolt limits any deck potential getting to the second bolt. The small hands and technical movement end just a few moves after the second bolt.

I consider this a hidden gem for Mission Gorge. Fun movement all the way up, especially the crux. Oct 8, 2016