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Climb it Change

5.10c/d, Sport, 50 ft,  Avg: 2.2 from 43 votes
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California > Los Angeles Basin > Santa Monica Mo… > Malibu Creek St… > Mt. Gorgeous

Description

I would say the crux is from the last bolt to the anchors. You have to watch out for the tree branch high on the route. I would say that the rating is height dependent 10c if your taller 10d for the vertically challenged.

Location

this route is located at the right end of Gorgeous up the hill from the main wall, there is one more route to the right of this one

Protection

6 bolts to 2 Mussy hooks

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Derek leading Climb It Change
[Hide Photo] Derek leading Climb It Change
Jeramie Bloom between the first and second bolts.
[Hide Photo] Jeramie Bloom between the first and second bolts.
The top right hand side of the screen shows the broken tree branch.
[Hide Photo] The top right hand side of the screen shows the broken tree branch.

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Michael Bartosek
Los Angeles
  5.10c/d
[Hide Comment] The route probably goes at 5.10c if you stay right of the bolt line from the last bolt to the anchor. It looks to me like there is a more direct sequence honoring the bolt line, but would probably be a 5.11a move and a bit more committing with the tree below you. I'd probably try it on top rope a couple of times to see if those holds are good before leading it with that finish, otherwise, a fun new route not too dirty and most of the holds are bomber pockets. Aug 12, 2010
[Hide Comment] The branch near the climb snapped (#2015drought) so it is definitely no longer an issue. Sep 8, 2015
[Hide Comment] The top two bolts have been moved a few feet to the right now that the tree branch is gone. Makes the crux move much less scary. Nov 30, 2015
Dustin Stephens
  5.10c
[Hide Comment] Surprisingly good Jan 28, 2017
Dirk Diggler
Boulder, Colorado
  5.10c/d
[Hide Comment] Broke quite a few holds off this 6/9 Jun 9, 2017