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Aborigine S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Among the Stars S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Aphrodite S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Arapiles S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Arnold's Demise S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Big E S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Blow Tube Envy S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Bound in Blood S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Captain, The S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Dreamtime S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Esse Curve S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Finnacle S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
First Mate S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Gomers in Blue Shirts S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Good Stuff, The S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
HMS S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Happy Ending (formerly Top-Rope) T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Honeymoon Down Under S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Just Happens S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Mister MIA S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Never Ever Slab, The TR 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
Plunge, The S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Red Venus S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Route to the left of The Thin Line S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tempest Toast S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Thin Line, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Undulating Dingo S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Virgin Bolters S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Whale Rider S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Sport, 105 ft
FA: Brian Shelton and friends, Summer 2010
Page Views: 1,329 total · 15/month
Shared By: Bill Olszewski on Nov 7, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Reopened after flood damage! Details

Description

Arnold’s features very thin climbing, delicate balance, and improbable smearing on a steep section of the wall. The first bolt isn’t too far up but requires your attention to safely get there. Now the fun begins. Continue up the bolt line on sketchy flakes and careful footwork. Second or third bolt is the crux, but it’s all pretty sustained. After the sixth bolt, the route runs out over easy ground. One last headwall on thin holds takes you past two more bolts to a two bolt rap anchor, shared with Among the Stars. This climb should clean up well with more traffic.

Location

This is the new line of bolts immediately to the left of Among the Stars.

Protection

8 bolts, bolted anchor.

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DarrenCeck  
 
This is .10b/c slab at its best [for RRCOS]. Nice and thin. Apr 29, 2013
Beware, there is a good run-out section in the second half of Arnold's Demise. Although the climbing in this particular section is the most straightforward, this ~20 foot runout on small holds can be nerve wracking. Oct 15, 2017

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