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Angstrom's Away S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Long and The Short of It, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Nipple Jam T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pastie T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Pickpocket S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Plumber's Crack, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Rat Face TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Rat Race T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Tab's Flakes TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Thrill Hammer T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Wee Little One S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 70 ft
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Shared By: rhyang on Jan 4, 2011
Admins: Aron Quiter, andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Head up a crack, pass a tree into a left-facing corner beneath a big roof. Place a couple of pieces in the lip, then reach up to the hidden hold and stem over the roof. Jamming skills useful here. The roof looks hard but is actually not so bad if you get the sequence right. Bolt anchor at the top with rings.


Take the Moses Spring trail from the parking lot, and turn right at the Tourist Trap sign; scramble down and then back up. Last year a lot of work was done in this area and there are new stone steps. There is a tree near the base which makes a good belay anchor.

Descend by rappel.


The books say pro to 4-5", but #2 / 0.75 camalots fit in the lip just fine. Perhaps some mid-sized nuts if you really want to sew it up. Long sling for the tree.


There is an easy-to-overlook bolt about 8 feet back from the lip and about 6 feet climber's right of the anchor that can offer some redirect for a follower or top-roper coming up through the crux. May 8, 2017
Adam Merry
Adam Merry   Monterey
Great route for warming up or practicing jamming/smearing. The jug in the crack underneath the roof makes pulling over the roof MUCH easier. The jug is quite a way into the crack though so keep reaching.

After you pull the roof it helps to place a friend with a sling into the crack as a directional for your follower. Jan 22, 2016
Roof is easier that it looks (from the ground or immediately below it); but I don't think its 5.7 easy. Anchor on top is well placed for rappel but will pendulum swing anyone trying to follow on TR if they fail on the roof. Aug 31, 2015
aaron hope
Walnut Creek, CA
aaron hope   Walnut Creek, CA
Great climb! I didn't believe this roof would go at 5.7 until I committed to the moves. That jug above the roof is key. With some perfect jams and smearing on the right, just go for it. #2 BD in the roof protects perfectly. Rock is solid here. Jan 9, 2011