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Check's in the Mail , The S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Conjunction Junction S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Dollars and Sense S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Energy Blues, The S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Function Junction S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
House of Cards S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
I'm Just a Bill S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Interplanet Janet S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
My Hero Zero S 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Schoolhouse Rock S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Taxman Max S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Tyrannosaurus Debt S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Victim of Gravity S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
What's Your Function? S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Louie Anderson, 2008
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Shared By: Damien on Nov 30, 2010
Admins: C Miller, Euan Cameron, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Well protected route with bolts often, protecting every more difficult move. Key holds around the crux section are bolted and glued in, giving the climb a weird feel.

Belay position is annoying as the ground level is all loose sand and very steep.


Start at the far right side of Schoolhouse Rock, up the loose sand/rock path. First bolt is 6' off the ground just above a slight lip.


8 bolts, 2 bolt anchor with rap rings
James Roe
James Roe  
Lead this route today, and I have to say the only part that is remotely PG-13 is the silly start. Definitely not worth the weird mantle onto the initial slab section. Just start from the side. Pretty true to 5.9 in my mind, but maybe 5.9- because digging around reveals really solid holds for every section. I do like the variety that the route offers though. Would definitely do again! Dec 18, 2015
Sean Stoops
Henderson, NV
Sean Stoops   Henderson, NV
I agree with Bowens, definitely worth a repeat. It has a pretty cool mix of styles for such a short route at the quarry. I've sport led it a couple times and trad led it once. It makes a really great trad lead for beginners since you can always chicken out and clip bolts. I also don't think it warrants the PG13 rating. Apr 8, 2014
Matthew McMillan
Orange, CA
Matthew McMillan   Orange, CA
This was my 5th lead ever. I only realized the danger of a fall from the crux after I was on it. It's not super dangerous but you'll feel it if you're a noob like me. I loved the ledges that created undulating terrain - nothing like gym climbing. I also loved the variation provided by all the finger, hand, and fist jams. The last ten feet or so are almost all crack climbing, including the steepest section. There is a good place to stand below the rap ring anchors, making this a good route for a noob like me to break into the 5.10 range. (Some guides call this a 5.9) Jan 21, 2014
Tristan Burnham
La Crescenta, CA
Tristan Burnham   La Crescenta, CA
Pretty fun, I wish it kept going straight up instead of merging left at like the 4th? bolt. Nov 19, 2012
B Owens
B Owens  
I agree that this route is not PG13; it's bolted appropriately. However, I do think this route is definitely worth repeating. It involves slab climbing, short sections of crack climbing (finger and hand), and a little face climbing. For a short sport climb, it's a lot of fun!

Also, it seems like this would make a great gear lead as well; there appear to be tons of great gear placements throughout. Oct 23, 2012
C Miller
C Miller   CA  
Skip the contrived start (harder than 5.10a) past the 1st bolt and start from the arete to make this no harder than 5.8. So-so climbing along cracks and loose features all cobbled together to make it semi-solid. Not PG-13 and not worth repeating. Jan 8, 2012