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Absorbine Junior TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Blocks Direct, The T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
Blocks, The T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Brass Balls S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Buckwheat S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Caterpillar T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cave Crack T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Chicken fart T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cornered TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Crack of Dust T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Empathy S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Escapade (aka One Step Beyond) S,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Exit Stage Left T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Exit Stage Right / The L Word T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
False Mission Gorge Traverse. 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a V0 4
Fingerrip T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Gallwas Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
General Dynamics T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Handyman T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hangman's Climb S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Hidden Wall TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Intrinsic Value TR 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Knob Job TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Knob Job Bypass T,TR 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a V0 4
Laundry Chute T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Left Overture TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Lilley's Delight T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mariah T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Master of Defeet S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Mickey Finn S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Misbegotten C3+
Mission Gorge Traverse T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mission Impossible S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Never Intended S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Nutcracker T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Obverse from the Gap S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Owl, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Perception of Buzzy Fuzzy Pelt, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Prime Directive T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Quack of Ducks T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Quantum Leap S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Rectum Roof T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Rock On T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Rock On Right S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Sierra Club Chimney T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Suzie's Wild Ride S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Sympathy T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Thumb Aid Climb, The C2
Thumb, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Trapeze T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
Unnatural Act TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Wallflower TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Wasp, The T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Mike Wise, Jim Patterson 1972
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Shared By: saltlick on Jan 20, 2011
Admins: Marc Kajut, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Interesting and technical face climb between The Wasp and Lilley's Delight. Start up the bolted face 20' to the right of The Wasp, following the bolt line closely as it moves gently left and up...too far to the right and you encounter easier terrain near Lilley's Delight (5.8); too far left and you find yourself on the thinner and slippery-er Master of Dafeet (5.11). Bring your partner up after you and tackle Sympathy or Prime Directive next for the best "multi-pitch" climb at the Gorge!

Location

Approach via the Main Wall trail. Route is just above and right of the point where the trail reaches the wall.

Protection

5 bolts, bolt anchor

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sdrockstar81
el cajon, CA
  5.10b
sdrockstar81   el cajon, CA
  5.10b
Sweet balanced tip-toe moves keep you moving through thin features on decent rock quality for mission gorge. Oct 21, 2012
J T
J T  
This climb is very hight dependent.. anyone shorter than 5'5" at the least, is going to have a sketchy lead.. Feb 1, 2013
Chase Leoncini
San Diego, California
  5.10b/c
Chase Leoncini   San Diego, California
  5.10b/c
Did this climb yesterday, didn't see a fifth bolt like it says but the last 15 foot (possibly where another bolt is missing) is 5.7 climbing. Great climb. Nearly no feet makes it difficult but also easy to see where that one and only foot placement actually is. Mar 28, 2013
Tom Thomas
Pittsburgh
Tom Thomas   Pittsburgh
I found this route to be quite fun and solid for the grade. here are some pics of me solo leading this cool route.



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Having fun I know I did.. Jul 28, 2015
Justin Bruce  
 
I do not know if I have been doing this route correctly...I start to the right and clip easy first bolt and thenn I'm following the arete and clip second bolt. Then I move on to the face with far left leg, and right hand on a little Gaston like hold, push out and left hand on a nice little slope, right hand moves onto a bomb little ramp, do high foot and push to third bolt (crux) and then continue upnon the face..does this seem accurate at all? Mar 13, 2017
Mackenan Grassi
  5.10b
Mackenan Grassi  
  5.10b
The route description is spot on. The climb starts on the face and trends gently left as you go up. It is very easy to go too far right and find yourself on Lilley's Delight at either the start or finish. The climb is much more sustained when you stay as true as possible to the bolt line. Justin, you're definitely starting on Lilley's. ChaseLeoncini's comment sounds like finishing on Lilley's. Mar 13, 2017

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